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Illustrator's studio table, pens, paintbrushes, pencils

Fly on
the wall

I'm very lucky. I get to listen to and draw people discussing some really cool stuff. I'll try and post a bit of it here. Plus studio news, sketchbook scribblings and the odd ramble.

  • Writer's pictureJenny Capon

I've been trying to re-establish a daily drawing habit, and to learn a new digital drawing programme, Adobe Fresco, to add to Procreate in my digital drawing pencil case. I've decided to go back to my art history roots, harking back to one of my favourite pass times as an art student - drawing (and learning) from the masters, and looking at old art. SO I'm using the wikiart site, generating a random historic artwork, trying not to veto, and drawing from it in my sketchbook. Then colouring it in in Adobe Fresco. Not accurately. So far, so fun. I'll see where it takes me.

Here's the first five. From classical Japan, to Italy and America, via a slightly odd moment in Neo-Romantic Germany.

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  • Writer's pictureJenny Capon

Hello! Happy new year for 2023. Without expectation of regularity, or any kind of accidental declaration of specific intentions, I'm going to put some of my news, scribblings projects and the occasional ramble (both kinds) here. Sometimes as a graphic recorder, I'm lucky enough to listen in to people's conversations and ideas about some really interesting things. Often hopeful and inspirational things. And it's a total privilege to be a fly on the wall.

Like this insight from some brilliant young people, who as part of the Triumph Network of research, came together in Edinburgh to envision what a mentally healthy society for young people could look like. 'No more I should be' they said. 'Keep to your values'. 'Recognise the impact of social media' and 'we all have different paths - celebrate them'. 'Listen to young people - they know best'. I think they do. Full image here.

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  • Writer's pictureJenny Capon

As are a new set of cards to my shop, including these waxwings...

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