Alice in the cornerPosted: January 13, 2016
I spent the day looking through drawing books in preparation for a workshop I’m giving at school tomorrow along with some fellow teachers. I won’t go into too many details, but it’s basically about drawing in the digital world, and how we motivate students to use pencil and paper. Because I most often work in small sketchbooks, I sometimes forget how wonderful it is to do a large pencil drawing. Leafing through the drawing books and seeing works in pencil or charcoal by some of my favourite artists pushed me to take out a large sketchpad (14″ x 17″) and do a pencil drawing on a paper that has the proper tooth for graphite. It was a pleasure to spend a bit of time with Alice after our walk. And it made me realize how much I miss life drawing.