Friday, 1 November 2013

And so it begins. AEDM2013 Day 1

November 1st

The start of a month of activity for many people.
For hairy types there's Movember.
For those with the gift of words there's Nanowrimo.
And last but definitely not least,
it's AEDM!

This is the 3rd year I've taken part, and I'm hoping that like previous years I'll manage something every day, even if it's only a quick sketch or a verse.
So here we go with day one.

Two quick sketches for my illustrated poem
(based on this)

and a background page,
scrubbed acrylic over gesso,
not sure where I'm going with it yet.

Early days.


  1. Love the background.......acrylic rubbed on/off over gesso is one of my fav ways to start a page:)

  2. You draw SO well. And of course, the background is perfect. I also use acrylics (or ink pad) over gesso, but yours is simply scrumptious.

  3. Great sketches!! I LOVE the background, so pretty!

  4. Hello Nigel. I love fresh starts. I tried this a few years ago and somewhere during the second week I drifted away.
    You are off to a great start with those sketches.

  5. Looking forward to seeing where that background heads... it's gorgeous! Love the sketches too. Happy AEDM!

  6. Great start to the AEDM challenge, Nigel! I'm looking forward to following along with you again this year.


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