It has been a long time since I did a general update, so long in fact I can not remember when I did the last one!!
I thought it was appropriate as there are some big changes afoot - no not with my foot, but changes happening to me that are approaching very soon that may have an impact on my time to draw, and to generally mess around on DA.
I also wanted to share a few drawings that have really made me smile recently, and of course do some selfish publicity
So the first thing is that I am moving - not such a big change you would think? But moving 6500 miles away - I am finally leaving China and moving back to the UK ---- after 11 years of living in China I am entering a new adventure.
I will leave Shanghai at the end of July and move to the most fantastic place on God's earth - no truly it is "Never heard of it" I hear you say - well I'm not surprised it is a universe away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai - in fact it could not be more different, "so why move there?" I also hear you say - well it is a place that I have loved all my life, the sea, the sand, the sun, the cider the little cobbled streets and probably most of all after living in one of the most polluted country's in the world - the clear sky and pure air. It is renowned for it abundance of light - nurturing some wonderful artists over the years and is the home of the world famous Tate Gallery www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-… which nestles amongst dozens of other privately owned art gallery's and studios. "But what are you going to do there?" - I have absolutely no idea haha and that is the adventure part - I have always been a prisoner of the corporate jail, the 9to5, the machine and the daily grind - however at the moment it looks like I will be released into the wild's of Cornwall, England with nothing but my pencil's and drawing paper
So what's all that got to do with you? Well it gives me a little bit of a problem with my DA name - Paul-Shanghai, do I keep it? Do I re-name myself as Paul-StIves? Or call myself something completely different? I am looking for your advice, view, suggestions Please let me know as a comment below
Along with this update I wanted to share some of my favourites pencil drawing from the first 6 months (almost) of 2015 - what I love about DA is that just as you think you have cracked this drawing malarkey someone goes and shows you what can really be done with pencils, and how you are still in the pencil drawing kindergarten - that's what these do to me
I am sure we will see many of these in my end of year most popular pencil drawing awards contest thingy
So finally a grotesque piece of self promotion - firstly a reminder that I have now opened my own web site -
Until next time.......