I was listening to Jake Parker’s videos on You Tube while I was drawing during the week. He talked on the interesting subject of finding our unique voices as artists, how we draw upon our own experiences and put them all together in our own unique way, eventually developing our own style. One of the things he mentioned was to visit a part of your town you wouldn’t normally go to, talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to, and discover new things.
I was intrigued by this idea, and put it into practice when I paid a visit to the town centre. I don’t go there very often although it is very familiar to me because I grew up in this town; but I decided to walk home by a route I haven’t used in many years. I was glad I did. I saw amazing tree surgery happening, making crazy new shapes in the branches. I saw a beautiful tall woman with her little toddler on a scooter and said a few words to her - I think she may have been Dutch, which was brilliant because I love Dutch people. Then route led me into an area of the park I wouldn’t normally go through - and I came across these likely subjects! They had the appearance of being caught in the act, frozen in an attitude of innocence. Fascinated by their worn surfaces and colours, and the bonkers nature of their shapes, I stopped and took photos with my phone.
It was a highly refreshing and oddly liberating experience - I would highly recommend it!
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!
Welcome to my blog, where I share what I have been doing during the week.
I have at last copied my nom-de-plume Binky McKee blog entries from here to their own blog, having given the illustration website an overhaul. Peace and tranquillity may resume here in the somewhat quieter nature of Heather Eliza's work, while Binky has her own rather more colourful Weekly. Please visit Binky McKee if you would like to visit!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
Binky McKee Website