What started me off drawing again

Last summer, as I was browsing in the art section of a local book shop I came across Danny Gregory’s latest book. I have always considered myself a keen sketcher, but had lapsed. Lapsed into occasionally taking my sketchpad and pencils away when we went on holiday, and even then perhaps only using them once or twice.

An illustrated life was a revelation; here were artists and drawers who were sketching every day, using a sktechpad like a doodle book, keeping a record of anything and everything. Drawing life around them, using whatever materials they wanted.

… and I recognised something in Danny Gregory’s style, something familiar. I remember sitting in the bookshop pouring over Danny’s introduction, pouring over the examples of his drawing and saying to myself that his style seemed similar to my own.

I bought the book. Even though I haven’t bought an art book in years and quickly ordered a couple more books by Danny Gregory…

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  1. [...] love seeing people’s versions of my work. Below is a lovely rendition by Matthew Midgeley.If you’ve ever drawn one of my books, I would so love to see it. By Matthew Midgeley Share [...]


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