Sam had a brainwave recently and suggested I start doing a series of ‘six second sketches’ using the Vine mobile phone app which records six second videos.
Well, I tried numerous times to draw something (anything!) in six seconds and didn’t get very far at all! So I decided that instead of doing the whole sketch in six seconds, I would make time lapse videos instead. I’ve set up a Twitter page @sixsecondsketch to share my videos and those of other artists/doodlers who’d like to get involved. Please do pop by and say hi if you’re on Twitter! If you’d like me to share your little sketches and sketching videos too, just tag them with the hashtag #SixSecondSketch.
Here are the few which I’ve done this week.
The portraits of Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Murphy were the last pencil sketches I did and I had in mind that I’d do one every day. I hadn’t really thought about how long they would take though, so I think I’ll just have to do them when I’ve got time.
Speaking of small works of art, I’ve just come across the fantastic miniature watercolour paintings of Lorraine Loot, a South African artist. She’s working on a project called Postcards for Ants, a sequel to her 2013 series Paintings for Ants, both of which consist of a tiny painting for every day of the year. Do go and have a look, I guarantee you’ll be in awe of her amazing talent!
As well as this new Six Second Sketch venture, I’ve also been working on some festive paper cut templates (I daren’t mention the c-word yet!). Once I’ve cut them all out and taken photos, they’ll be available in my Etsy Shop, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested.
Apart from that, this doodle is still bumbling along slowly!
Thank you to those of you who commented on my Blogland Tour post, it was lovely to read your comments and I’m really happy to have discovered some new blogs!
Finally, I’d just like to urge you all to go and visit Manon at Lottie Designs & Illustrations. She’s made this wonderful doll version of me after I sent her a photo! I can’t wait to buy my own copy to download and assemble! I even come complete with a craft knife ready for paper cutting!