Right, so... I'm embarking on a new direction.
I've been a serial 'doodler' for about a year now, over which time I've developed an effective process for off-the-cuff, freestyle doodles (which you can see here http://www.uberkraaft.co.uk ) The process is pretty simple, draw some thick lined shapes on a page, fill in with a finer line & some faces & hey presto! Sometimes they end up digitally coloured or manipulated in some way but the basic process remains the same.
The problem I've started to recognise is that I don't actually like the style or final result of these pieces very much and that perhaps the process is actually a lazy and ultimately ungratifying one. That's why I've taken the decision to stop the 'doodling' go back to the start and work towards making the kind of work I'd actually like to own & can be proud of.
I've decided to set up this little blog to document all of the trials and tribulations of developing a new style from scratch, learning to draw! and discovering new processes. I'll be using it to record all the stuff that doesn't work out and hopefully some that does... ie baring my illustrator soul.
While being quite a personal undertaking, I'm hoping there will be people who find it useful to see someone else struggling :) - or you can always stop by to have a laugh at the crappy bits.