The blog of Hannah Robinson, artist, illustrator and graphic designer.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

When you are scared...

This started life as a doodle in my sketchbook. I have set myself a 365 challenge this year - to draw something every single day in a sketchbook. I've figured out that if I stick to it, I should fill four sketchbooks in a year.

I've fallen out of love with sketchbooks, ever since college, and I think it's because our sketchbooks were marked. The fact that someone was going to be looking at my work and appraising it ruined the sketchbook experience for me, because I was so busy trying to make each page 'perfect'. I don't blame college for this, there's no getting away from the fact that art work needs to be assessed somehow if you are studying.

Anyway, my friend and fellow illustrator Carly is a really prolific sketcher, she even sketches on the sofa when she comes to visit. She inspired me to start sketching more and get over this odd phobia of sketchbooks. (I usually sketch on loose sheets, much more liberating, but I end up losing them and they find their way into various hiding places in my home, so I can't look back over what I've been doing.)

So far I haven't missed a day, and have ten pages of work. At the start I envisaged filling the book with artwork of all different mediums, pastel, watercolour, pen, pencil, etc... but truth be told I have slid into working with my trusty pens. But that's okay. The important thing is I'm drawing again!

I'll aim to take some pictures of some of the pages and post them here. Ugh, my blog has majorly suffered due to internet issues lately. I'm due to move again in a few months, so there's no point getting it in my flat really. I'll try to make an effort to post more often.


  1. What a great way to challenge yourself! Enjoy it!

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  2. Hi Hannah. Just popped by for a peep. Looking forward to seeing more of your sketches. :)

  3. And now I'm your 100th Follower. I'm gradually figuring it all out :)

  4. Thank you for following me StampandPunch, I look forward to visiting your blog again and following your progress :-)