HomeTagSketching Archives - graphique fantastique

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-shot-2015-04-06-at-23.10.20.png

It’s a last minute decision, but I am joining #the100dayproject – tipped over the edge by Sophie from The private life of a girl. Created by Elle Luna, #the100dayproject is a challenge running via instagram encouraging people to make/create/draw/do something for 100 days straight and share it. Read all about it on The Great Discontent – including reasoning, instructions and inspiration. Today, Monday 6th April, is day #1 (I’m cutting it fine) and day #100 will be...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/avon-photoshoot.jpg

Hello everyone! I’m recovering from my operation (which went well btw – thank you for all of your support!) and ‘resting’ but typically I’m itching to be better and get on with life! I thought I would ease myself back into blogging with this tag post. The other week I was tagged by Naomi from Hello, my name is Naomi to complete the Creative Update Tag. When Naomi tweeted me to let me know, I realised...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/scan-2-e1386261958873.jpeg

So after attending the Information Is Beautiful 2013 Awards the other week, it got me thinking about design awards and competitions. I’ve been moved back home for just over a month now and when I first came back I found a letter which my mum had put in my room: I’m sure you can read it, but I’ll just explain anyway. 15 years ago in April 1998, I was an 8 year old who loved...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/img_0788.jpg

It feels so long since I shared a sketchbook post! I’ve been so busy I’ve not really had time to sketch, but I have been avoiding it a bit too. That sounds confusing, I know, but let me explain… Friday 30th August I headed up Steep Hill to sketch: Wahey! I managed to sketch in pencil, which I usually have a problem with. Steep Hill was unusually quiet too, so perfect for me to sketch...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/img_0543.jpg

After a busy Bank Holiday weekend, I’m back with my sketchbook! I was thinking the other day that if I’d been logical about it, I could have gone up/down Steep Hill, but of course, I haven’t been logical because where’s the fun in that!? (it won’t matter anyway unless you know Lincoln) So in a big leap from the very top, to the very bottom: I kinda feel like because these little houses are right at the...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/img_0442.jpg

Today I took the opportunity to tackle my sketchbook fear with a trip to Wymondham, pronounced ‘Windum’ (try that in a Norfolk accent). Not far from Norwich, it’s a small town with a lot of history and beautiful scenery so the perfect place for me to practice putting pen to paper! I hadn’t been before, so after a bit of research I found a couple of places to visit as well as a trail to...

http://graphiquefantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mg_9985.jpg

I’m not scared of heights. I’m not scared of the dark. I’m scared of my sketchbooks. Well not actually scared of the physical item but more of what comes with owning one… the sketching! I think I’ve spoken about this before but I can’t put pencil to paper. When I was younger I used to be really good at drawing (for an 8 year old – I won competitions and everything) and I don’t know...

This isn’t a brilliant sketch but… …just thought I would post it to show that I’m getting a bit braver about sketching in public. I did get some funny looks like ‘Why is that girl drawing the bus?’ but I need to keep practising my sketching! Although I find I’m better at drawing things with a lot of straight lines (buildings) I need to try and get better in general so have started taking my...

It’s been a long while since I last blogged, the longest I think I have gone without posting since I started blogging actually! My excuse? I was mega busy with Uni work until the 14th, finishing off the last two units of first year and then preparing all of my work for digital submission – it took 15 hours to organise! Then next day I jetted off to Tenerife to catch the Island Escape cruise...

Yesterday we got all sketchy in class with some old format technology! Old Macs, Typewriters, Cameras, Floppy Disks, Stereos… the list goes on! Armed with lots of pens, pencils and paints we flexed our creative muscles: As an 80’s child (for 6 days) I decided to take the Neon approach for my stereo… Then in groups of 3 we produced a big drawing, starting from the same point but in each of our own different...

So, it’s been such a busy week and I’ve been really under the weather too which hasn’t helped 🙁 Some might know about my love for Harry Potter, so no surprise that I saw it Sunday 🙂 Come Tuesday, I thought I was actually at Hogwarts! Let me explain… Tuesday has become sketching project/Cafe Nero afternoon day. Last week we had to draw people we wouldn’t usually observe and I expressed my new found love...

Pencil, pencil crayons, fine liners, felt tips, paint, collage and 4 hours to produce 100 different variations of teapots or skulls. It felt a bit like the Mad Hatter’s tea party…. the majority of people chose teapots, including me! 100 drawings sounds ALOT but it was ok up until about 60; that’s when I started to get stuck for ideas. There were sooooo many good ideas/pages – from pumpkin teapots to typographic teapots, and even...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020