While I'm away doing my school visits, I thought I'd show you another of those filmed interviews I did in the summer for the Open College Network. This one is me talking about my sketchbooks: how I stopped sketchbook keeping for many years and what started me drawing again in earnest.
I also share my hot tips on how to sketch people in public here.
If you missed the previous videos I posted, there's a two-part film you might find interesting: part 1 and part 2 of How To Illustrate a Book.
If you keep a sketchbook yourself, or enjoy drawing, and feel inspired to give it a try, why not take part in the 29th International Sketchcrawl Day coming up on Saturday Oct 16th?
Round up a group of friends, or register at the official Sketchcrawl website and check the forum to find out if there is a group active in your area. If not, why not start one? You don't need loads of people: here is a small group from Sydney, Australia, taking part in the 28th International Sketchcrawl in July:
They sketched in the Art Gallery of NSW:
We Sheffield Sketchcrawlers will of course be sketching our way through the day, in and around Weston Park Museum. If you want to join in, email me or check the blog over the next week, where I'll post details.
Take a look at some of the sketches done during last month's 1st Sheffield Sketchcrawl for inspiration. This is what was happening in Italy around the same time, and here's another sketch from July's 28th International Sketchcrawl, by Olve in Vannes, France (good eh?):
You sufficiently inspired yet? Get those sketchbooks dusted off, get out there and have some fun!