Early Drawings

When I was about 6 I used to ask my dad to draw pictures of my Knightrider car for me. He’d do them from the side on, and even though he says he can’t draw, I thought they were amazing. I can remember gasping when I saw them. He used to leave gaps between the chassis and the wheels, and when I asked why they were there, he said “because thats how it is”. What he meant was that it was a toy, and so you could literally see right through the car just above the wheels. I wonder if this sewed the seeds of my drawing style in that I draw what I see, rather than re-interpreting it or drawing what I think I see. In a way, this way of thinking influenced my interest in psychology as well, trying to see what is there rather than being influenced by your own imagination.

Later, when I was 8 years old I was inspired by a teacher called Mrs Dennehy (or something like that) who brought in a drawing she’d done of a wine glass and bottle. So thats what set me off.

Aged 9

sm-winebottle-drawing

sm-owl-drawing

sm-teapot-drawing

sm-hands-drawing

sm-rabbit-drawing

sm-seal-drawing

sm-elephant-drawing

sm-joystick-drawing

sm-walkman-drawing

Aged 10

sm-sindy2-drawing

sm-rolfharris-drawing

sm-bag-drawing

sm-microscope-drawing

sm-cricket-drawing

11-14

sm-eye-drawing

sm-smallhand-drawing

sm-hands2-drawing

sm-bag2-drawing

sm-sindy-drawing

sm-head-peel-drawing

sm-eels-drawing

sm-lighter-drawing

sm-robocop

sm-dali-drawing

sm-will-williams-drawing

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