This weekend I’m spending at mom’s house, which is always a great place for inspiration for me, so you’ll probably see something about what I come up with here sooner or later. But for now, I’m pretty excited about a few old sketchbooks that I found! The past seven years, my life has been pretty chaotic. I’ve been moving around a LOT. Not only have I been living in real apartments, but also in old workshops, camping wagons, and I was even homeless for a while. Which means that a lot of my old work is gone forever. But it shows that I’ve managed to dump a part of it at my mom’s.
So here is a (in comparison) small selection of stuff I made three or four years ago:
There was a lot of portraits going on. I wasn’t so good at faces back then, so I had much practice to do.
This was the time where I started getting really interested in the inside of the body. Which resulted in some pretty gross stuff. I won’t be showing you the worst.
Obviously, I hadn’t really had a closer look at those kinds of private parts back then…
Some bugs and edible plants.
I still have the idea of making a book with edible and medicinal plants, but that would take an incredible amount of research and planning, so if I ever make it happen, it won’t be for many years.
Naturally, next is animals:
A huge amount of jellyfish were produced here, as well as octopuses and fish.
And… um.. Something animal-ish:
I was also aspiring to be a circus artist, so I did a lot of sketching of my class-mates. Unfortunately, most of it in pencil, so that’s all just a big, gray, blurry mess now. Here’s what’s left.
Some drawings of my friends doing a show:
And a drawing of me and my flyer: (flyer as in the small person being thrown around in hand to hand acrobatics)
Then, there’s a bunch of stuff that’s not so easy to categorize:
Some pretty terrifying dreams I had:
And lastly, here are some places where I used to hang out:
My first camping wagon.
And my flyer in the hammock outside of the wagon.
A friends apartment where I spent a lot of time.
And the old workshop where I lived for a while.
I don’t know if you can see that, or if it’s just me, but I realize now that a lot of these are kind of gray and sad. That’s because I was very depressed at the time, so I can see a lot of traces from that here. No worries though, as I’m happier than ever nowadays :)
I have a plan to remake some of these. I think it would be a lot of fun to see the development, what’s changed and what’s still the same.
What do you guys think? Is that something you might be interested in seeing?
Have a great day!