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I thought it would be nice to show you how my sketches and doodles are born. At the minute I’m catching up with writing letters to people and most include a little drawing. I used to include sketches in letters to fill the void as writing isn’t my strong point so I never wrote much. Now with practice I’m getting more confident with writing but the drawings still remain. Its also these sketches which make up my zone of lunch time doodles. Just drop me a line if you would like to trade with me on jez [dot] whitworth [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

I can normally grab a quiet table in a dusty corner of the library and its here that I usually sit and listen as its not long before I hear a snippet of conversation that sparks off some thought or idea in my head. Its this idea that travels from my head, landing on my shoulder before sliding down my arm and into my hand and fingers where it moves my fingers which work a pencil over the paper of my notebook.

The library has been too quiet lately, its rather eerie so my next letter will feature a sketch of your author and here I am at my usual wet weather table in Salisbury’s library. When working at a table I prefer drawing on single sheets of paper - but when occupying park benches when the sun shines thats when I switch to one of my many notebooks.

My pen ran out so I had to stop but I don’t usually have time at lunch to see a sketch all the way through from start to finish - it usually takes a couple of trips. Here is the finished result.

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Tags: Salisbury, Sketching, doodles, library, process, zine

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