Friday, May 28, 2010

Colour and Shape

I decided to put the sketches on hold momentarily. I'm on holiday soon so I'll get alot of those done at airport departure lounges and the like. In the meantime here a couple of colour pieces. I didnt know what they were going to be when I started them and still not sure to be honest :) I need to practice putting people into environments.

(click for bigger versions)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Facebook Group

Why not join my group on Facebook group? just search for

'sketches, etches and paintings jason pickthall'

PS I did try and link directly but it didnt work :( anyway, see you there

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shock! Horror! a new pen

You'll be unsuprised to see more of these. I've changed medium slightly, the pen isnt as forgiving as the biro so I have to be commited to the stroke (as it were). As well as this I've been considering what it is I actually want from these. The answer I think is simply to keep drawing without fear or over thinking it. These keep those mental barriers down. I'm sure they'll pay dividends when I come to do something more polished in the coming weeks..hopefully

Thursday, May 13, 2010


So I was talking about hit and miss, these are more the miss side of the spectrum but hey. I made the mistake of seeing a couple of people on motability scooters and thought they would be excellent candidates. Boy, did I underestimate their speed, they could shift!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Moleskin Sketches

The weather has been against me recently. No one wants to come out and play :(

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Pagoda Sketches

I wanted to take a break from drawing people, especially as I'd been feeling a touch stalker-like and decided to draw the peace pagoda (and oriental lion statue) located at the lake. It was going okay until it decided to rain.
I think it's worth pointing out that I use a black biro to draw so Im forced to draw one line rather than over construct the drawing, which I can be guilty of. Plus I cant erase it should I not like, hence sketches will be hit and miss. You learn more from the mistakes than you do the successful ones. Well, that's what I tell myself anyway
I think there will be alot of sketches like these forthcoming so feel free to go through my archive for more digital and colourful work. That should tide you over until I have time to do some fresh ones

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

More sketches on the move

Just so as you know, each sketch is only 10 seconds or so in the making.

Sunday, May 02, 2010


So, some of my friends may know I'm 'training' for a London to Brighton Bike ride. So I've been cycling around a nearby lake at lunchtimes.
I've begun to encorporate some sketching it too. Essentially, I do a lap, then stop do some quick sketches of people and swans or geese and bugger off and do another lap. I must say I've been loving it. Its very cool trying to sketch people without them noticing. I used to cringe at this sort of thing but in my old age Im relishing it :) Plus a good friend of mine wanted me to carry on with traditional media as well as the digital stuff.