This is my third pattern attempt since starting and I'm feeling much better about my style coming out and my digital drawings ability to mimic my pencil. Since last time I've been to the Whitworth gallery in Manchester to see the Tibor Reich and wallpaper exhibitions and both of these greatly inspired me to try harder and but also to be a bit more relaxed about colour and mark making. I find it particularly hard to let go and want to make everything perfect (even in sketchbooks) but lately I've been literally scribbling ideas down and this is definitely helping me in the long run.
I'm in the middle of reading Vivienne Westwood's biography so random sentences make their way in to the middle of scribbles also. It's a bit departure from the way that I usually work when I'm drawing portraits, which is always in pencil and barely using a rubber because I'm so certain of the marks I'm making. I hate going back to something and erasing it because it gets messy and I would never ever use a pen in a sketchbook usually but since this little notebook is so small, I don't feel so bad about it.