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Orange you glad it’s Sunday – Sketchbook Peek 25

Sorry… puns aside!

Today I got started with some still life drawings. I’m sharing a quick doodle pattern and a process sketch with some printmaking experimentation ideas.

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Houseplants are the best – Sketchbook Peek 24

Happy Sunday!  I haven’t done much drawing this week because I’m still getting back to reality after 5 lovely days at Just So Festival. I’m catching up on lots of admin, emailing and planning for two upcoming projects.

The first is developing some prints for the 20:20 Print exchange which I am taking part in this year! The second is sorting out my studio and filling it with things for Cheshire Open Studios on the 13th and 14th of September.

 

My studio is full of houseplants at the moment (I think I’m slightly obsessed) I now have a grand total of eight houseplants! I thought I’d use Sketchbook Sunday as an excuse to get up close and personal with the Flaming Katy I bought myself as a studio warming gift.

Flaming Katy Houseplant sketch - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

 

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Sketching at Just So Festival – sketchbook peek 23

Hello from Just So Festival! I’m very busy helping out at the festival, sending pigeon post, playing dress up and making disguises.

Here’s a Quick sketchbook update of some speed sketches I did on Friday around the site

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An Ancient Man In An Ancient Pot – Sketchbook Peek 21

Okay guys, I don’t have much to show this week as I’ve been working on something which may or may not come to fruition, cryptic right!? I did however make this little .GIF out of some of my drawings that I thought you’d enjoy. I love GIFs.

These drawings are observational drawings from the Chinese collection at The Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight.

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A surface pattern designers sketchbook – Sketchbook Peek 20

It’s week 20 of Sketchbook Sunday, a crazy amount of blog posts! I’ve shared all sorts of creative things on Sketchbook Sundays. You can take a look at the archive here.

This week I’ve actually been working in my sketchbook, creating paintings to work in to digital patterns. Today I filmed and edited my very first sketchbook video! So now you can feel like you’re having a real flick through my sketchbook.

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Colour Inspiration – Sketchbook peek 18

Train Doodles – Sketchbook Peek 16

I’m back with a few little commuting sketches from the week. I’ve been pretty lax on the drawing recently so I’ve  decided to attempt to draw everyday for a while. I don’t want to give myself an end date I’m just gunna go with the flow, you know.

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Expressive Geometric – Sketchbook Peek 15

There’s lots of research a foot in The Hay Jay OH studio so my Drawing has slowed down a lot over the past couple of weeks.

I’m attempting to manage research and creating. Do you have any tips?

On Friday I split my day between idea gathering and business research in the morning and painting in the afternoon, which actually worked pretty well. I  just put on The Lion King Musical soundtrack on repeat  and created.

Hakuna Matata

Expressive Geometric - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

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Brain Doodles – Sketchbook Peek 14

This week has been pretty intense I’ve been on The Princes Trust Explore Enterprise course so I can bring you all some beautiful products soon. Here are a few doodles from my notebook you can really see where my ideas and prints start from. I’ve got shapes on the brain!

Brain Doodles - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

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Quick Collages – Sketchbook Peek 13

I’m in a bit of a drawing rut at the moment, I’m not feeling very inspired. I think I need to go on a drawing trip. I’ve been making collages whilst on trains, it’s fun to have a time limit and only a couple of materials. I had 15 minutes on the train into Liverpool city centre, a copy of The Skinny, scissors and masking tape.

Mundane Aquarius Collage  - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

Mundane Aquarius Collage

Together Collage - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

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Drawing Perfect Circles – Sketchbook Peek 12

So my plan to blog everyday in May didn’t go very well!…oops

I’m drawing circles a lot at the moment , apparently drawing perfect circles is a sign of madness.

Heres a couple of pieces that I’ve created this week. A doodle and a mixed media piece for a project I’m working on with Hazlehurst Studios

Circle Doodles - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

Circle Doodles - Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

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Painterly Postcards- Sketchbook Peek 11

I’ve had a pretty busy week. I’ve been to the zoo and decided to take on a daily blogging challenge.

So if you’re wondering why I’ve been popping up in your news feeds more often that’s why! I am only slightly regretting it now, but I’m also feeling inspired which is a dubious combination. I know we’re only 4 days into May but I‘ve managed to blog everyday, the real challenge is next week I suppose!

Take a look at my posts so far there’s one about my blog and the challenge, one about my creative process and one about how to be inspired by art.

I’ll leave you with some paintings I’ve done this week for some postcards which I’ll be finishing and sending off pretty sharpish.

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Blog Every Day in May #BEDM

Today I’m starting a new challenge.

This has been a slightly rash decision, but I like challenges.

Along with around 100 others I’m going to attempt to blog every day in May as part of Elizabeth Sellers #BEDM challenge.
Don’t worry, you’ve still got a couple of hours to bash out a post and sign up over at Rosalilium! Even if you don’t want to sign up check out some of the great blog post ideas.  I’m probably going to deviate from the topics quite a lot but hopefully I’ll make it to the end of the month! It’s all in the planning, right?

Today’s prompt is to introduce your blog to the blogging community.

This blog  started out in  a narcissistic manner really! I wanted to share my patterns on a deeper level vom  with more context and to feel ok about exploring ideas around my work and surface design.

I got (slightly) more serious about blogging in December 2013 and since then I’ve been blogging weekly.

This narcissistic pursuit has turned into an inspiring place. Some of my “real life” friends have told me they are inspired to draw because of my weekly #SketchbookSunday posts, which is amazing to hear!

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Click the image to take a look at my in my Sketchbook

My blog is still young-ish and I’m developing new ideas for posts, this challenge should push my brain a bit. For the next 30 days I plan on sharing all kinds of interesting, insightful things, but I’ll need your help along the way.

What would you like to know? Any burning questions about Hayjayoh, Surface design, Creativity, The web, Tech? Leave a comment or ping me an email
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Spiky Green Cactus Friend – Sketchbook Peek 10

Anyone who follows me on Pinterest will have noticed my love of greenery recently, see below.

So I bought a new cactus the other day

I couldn’t resist drawing the contrasting shapes that make the cactus. I used a few different techniques, a continuous line drawing, a shaded Biro sketch and some watercolour experimentation with my new water brush!

Cactus drawing- Hayley Holden weekly sketchbook series at www.hayjayoh.wordpress.com

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Cute Easter Doodles: Sketchbook Peek 9

Happy Easter!

I have never really “gotten” Easter. When I was a child, I knew kids that got tons of presents and new clothes, is that a thing?! Anyway, I’ve eaten my chocolate egg today and now I feel pretty sick.

I’ve done a couple of Easter related drawings this week that I thought I’d show you.

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A mischievous masked rabbit stealing an easter egg

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Some seasonal daffodils

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Sketchbook Peek 8

Happy Sunday!

This week I bought a new sketchbook after some feedback, which I may elaborate on in a future post. I decided to work bigger so I bought a giant A2 mixed media sketchbook.

Bigger is better!

I’ve used all kinds of different sketchbook sizes throughout my art life, this year I have managed to work my way down to a tiny  A5 book out of ease of use and accessibility I suppose.

In my sketchbook this week…

  • Some floral studies of some pretty flowers I found whilst walking
  • Some rabbits because I was feeling easter-y. (I really like the Mexican masked ones I may draw some more of those

At the minute I’m collating inspiration for a new project. My top priority is creating something to enter in the Halton open art exhibition the deadline is the 23rd so I’ve got about a week to either repurpose something or create a new piece I’m not sure what to enter yet, leave me some suggestions if you like?!

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Easter Rabbit sketches

Sketchbook- Muscari drawings

Muscari drawings

Sketchbook- Muscari drawings

Muscari study

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Sketchbook Peek 7

Welcome to #SketchbookSunday

I’ve put a lot of energy into  my portfolio this week, so  I thought It might be interesting to show you some visualisations of my newest prints on products along with a few drawings.

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Also keep an eye out I’ll be adding some new patterns  to my online portfolio shortly!

 

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Train journey doodles

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Butterfly wing sketches

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Visualisation

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Newish patterns

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Visualisations

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Sketchbook Peek 6

I’ve almost finished my floral project, which I’ve aptly titled “Darkly Dreaming Florals” in homage to Dexter (I love a little cultural reference).  I’m  now starting to pull together a geometric project, so I thought I’d share something a bit different, my development sketchbook.

I generally have two sketchbooks running along side each other for each project, one purely for sketching & the other for theme experimentation, ideas and digital development

At the moment the projects called “Slightly-African-textiles-inspired-geometrics“, not too catchy.

Feel free to chime in if you can think of an awesome project name

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Sketchbook GIF

I also did an interview with the wonderful Charlotte Rose about my creative process this week go check it out!

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Sketchbook Peek 5

Good morning, Happy Sunday!

I’ve had a bit of a flat week and haven’t gotten too much drawing done so I’ve added a couple of images from sketchbooks that are half filled and floating about my bedroom. It’s really fun to look back at your old sketchbooks to inspire yourself and see how much your style has changed.  My drawing style has changed this year, but it still feels like me (cheeese).

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I bought a water brush this week, I don’t know how I’ve never used one before, they are just amazing.

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My pops picked some daffodils & I couldn’t resist adding a little springtime to my sketchbook

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You may not realise this, but I really hated drawing flowers 6 months ago. Heres some floral drawings I did around November 2012

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I’ve been inspired by geometrics recently, here’s a lino print I made back in January at a print workshop (read about the workshop here if you missed it). I’m thinking of creating a digital version.

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I’ve completely  forgotten I  made this. It’s the early stages of a layout of a pattern I was creating. I love photocopying.

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Sketchbook Peek 4

#SketchbookSunday time again! I’ve been experimenting with inks this week and drawing some pretty orange flowers that I picked up. This week I’ve included some of the patterns I’ve created from some of my recent drawings.

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Patterns

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wax on ink

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wax on ink

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wax on ink

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