Wild Scribbles

18 Jan


Day 2 at Creative Bubble and I carried on drawing large-scale studies of British wildlife for something I’m planning to do in coming weeks. Alongside the two hares I did yesterday I scribbled a hedgehog and badger.


My drawing style changed slightly with each animal; quite jerky with the hares, spiky on the hedgehog and quite blocky on the large, ponderous badger. I guess that reflects the way the animals look but I wasn’t expecting such a difference in the way I did my drawing strokes – it just happened.

4 animals straight on

I also like drawing onto newspaper. The overall piece is about 10 feet long and maybe five feet high and I’ve enjoyed working on such a huge scale after spending several days drawing hares into a tiny sketchbook and into a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It’s much more physical and my shoulders and neck are aching now. Back to a tiny sketchbook tomorrow, I think.

The art collective I’m a part of, 15 Hundred Lives, will be doing these 2-day monthly events regularly throughout the year. If you’re around in Swansea, come and check us out or keep tabs on us through our Facebook group or website. Those hares look like they’re disco dancing 😀

6 Responses to “Wild Scribbles”

  1. The Blithering Idiot January 19, 2014 at 16:35 #

    Nice work…love your rabbits.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 20, 2014 at 14:18 #

      Thank you, Hansi. How do they compare to your American jack rabbits? I saw some in Idaho and they were very strange colours, a bit like tortoiseshell / calico cats.

  2. jhv57 January 19, 2014 at 14:21 #

    Reblogged this on JHladikVoss57's Blog and commented:
    A new direction from a fave artist/printmaker

  3. notes to the milkman January 19, 2014 at 12:46 #

    What does Joe Public think of it all? Do they wander in, have a quick look round and depart, muttering ‘They’re all nutters!’? Or do you get genuine, positive interaction and dialogue?

    • Rosie Scribblah January 20, 2014 at 14:16 #

      It’s really good, loads of people come in and are really interested.They get into realy in-depth conversations and seem genuinely interested and often surprised at what goes into making art. It helps that we’re not academic conceptual artists I think. We have a table full of basic drawing and painting materials that people can use and then we put their stuff on the wall as a public pop-up gallery, so people can join in.

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