Sketchperimenting

On finding my style - and getting bored with it...

In the initial months following what I now refer to as 'That moment at that life drawing class when I re-discovered my long-lost love of drawing and realised what it was I was put on this planet to do', I was worried that I'd never find my way to a distinct style.   Friends argued otherwise, but I was convinced my work would never have a strong enough identity or consistency. 

Over two years on and I know I've finally found that style, but the 'problem' I face now is that I get bored! It's great to see the consistency and personality sing through from the pages of my sketchbook, but in the name of creative play and progress I like to experiment on a regular basis; to try out new tools and techniques that enable me to push my work further.  The last thing I want is to feel/get stuck: a fear and feeling I'm sure many artists and creatives share.   

Sometimes it all goes 'wrong', but sometimes these little 'sketchperiments' throw back some real gems.  For me, it's the sketching equivalent of the masterchef invention test: take a few random ingredients (art materials), throw them in the pan (sketchbook) and see what your hands can work up!  And on that note, I'm starving: so will leave you to enjoy a few of my recent sketchperiments...