Letters About Drawing
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New drawings from my latest sketchbook and inspiring quotes from great artists to spark your creativity.
The unexpected benefits of writing and drawing short stories and some advice from the masters.
Trusting that something is interesting simply because you find it interesting…a radical act of self-love.
I realised there was something that I really wanted to do…and then carried on doing other things — for eight years!
A new year is a perfect time to start a new daily sketchbook habit. Here’s some more advice on how to make it work.
A step-by-step breakdown of making my four-page comic Negroni With A Twist - with lots of pictures!
Big Magic is everywhere, if you know where to look. Plus a new film I’ve made is now out!
As we get older, it gets harder to be a beginner - but that is where the adventure lies!
The third and final guest letter, with some useful advice on plotting out the panels of a comic.
The first in a short series of guest letters from Third Something readers, sharing their own ideas about creativity and visual storytelling.
A fun warm-up exercise for your sketchbook that improves your technical skills at the same time.
Apparently seeing inside my sketchbook has inspired lots of you start drawing again - and that’s wonderful!
I’ve been keeping a visual journal during lockdown and I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things.
Sketchbooks are supposed to be a place for creative freedom. But rarely feel like that. A very long post with lots of pictures!
I’ve just finished my first sketchbook of the year! Here are some things I’ve learned.
Your hand-painted postcards are on their way! Here’s a step-by-step process of how I made them.
A crucial distinction for all artists - you don’t think in order to draw, you draw in order to think.
You share your advice on keeping a daily sketchbook practice and I try to do some simple drawing exercises.
My plan for 2020 is to fill as many sketchbooks as I can, starting with filling pages of collage. Plus some advice on keeping a sketchbook.
I have published a newsletter a week for a whole year! But what next? Plus an update on my postcards project.
I’ve just come up with an idea for an exciting project and I want to tell you all about it!
I’m nervous about this letter - I’m letting you see my first attempts at drawing real life models.
A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.
Here’s a useful exercise in using drawing as a form of meditation and awareness. Try it out!