In the wake of my tutorial in the Extended Drawing course, and over the break, I've been trying to spend about 10 hours a week actually "doing drawing" - sitting down at my table (the one with the cosy radiator underneath) and having the radio on and just doing something.
The one I'm happiest with is this -
This involved choosing just some of the tools in each column - and then the composition looked a bit sparse. Riffling through the book turned up some interesting shapes found at the Kircaldy Testing Museum -
and once those were added, the page looked like this -
I used white wax crayon on the metal shapes, inking over them to knock them back a bit and let the bale-hooks come into the foreground -
It's a bit of a jumble, and there are compositional lessons to be learned from that. Even though it doesn't hang together conceptually for me, I feel I've made something "new" and taken the sketchbook work further, at last.