Well, I did say that I would blog this week if I got good enough wifi, and the apartment we are staying at has great access once we worked out the name of the network.
I find myself with two small boys which is very unusual for me, but it has catalysed my sketchbooks in interesting ways, So, for your delectation I begin with lion/dragon/dogs, followed by a simple dragon dog:
Drawing with children, which something I haven’t done for years, is a lot of fun.
Here’s another dragon, a symbol which seems to be coming to the fore for me:
This one comes from a technique where you slap on red paint, then blue paint, then yellow paint and then look for animals in the random strokes. I got a dragon, a poodle and a snake.
I didn’t do this one with the boys, but here is my machine for a flower to select another flower for cross-pollination.
The ideas are from a great book, Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim:
And to end with this is a Modigliani portrait. Lots of ideas and lots of fun: