When I was younger my girlfriend and I would go out mountain bike riding and take our paints (usually gouache) with us. After a morning of riding we would set up our easels and try to get in the mood or find a little inspiration…. Some days our work was good, other days inspiration was a little harder to find. When I felt flat I would draw, trace shadows, make rubbings and once I remember drawing with glue and covering it with sand.
I still draw. I like fine point black drawing pens, Poscas and coloured pencils. I start by doing a small collection of clothes, add pattern references and add a bit of colour. Sometimes I pin the page to the wall as a sort of visual “list” . I like that I can see the final collection. So when the sewing mood cannot be found I usually take to the sketch book .
These pages are from my first sketch book. I suppose it is really documenting and planning my ideas and it kinda sums up what I am always thinking about. Now, where can find some motivation to do the work?