Look #AtoZChallenge

Drawing makes you look and the more you look the more different things seem. The more I create, the more I look and see the world around me, the more I notice how things change in a different light.


You know how when you say the same word over and over again it gains a different meaning and sounds different, that happens when you look too. This post could as easily have been in O for observe or S for seeing.

look differently

Look for longer, closer and things and you will change.

look and you might see right through

One thing I did last year was to paint some eyes, in acrylic, on sheets of plastic for an event for the Arts Festival and here’s a few of the eye’s I painted. We did so many that the eyes I painted started to look like sunsets. To me, I imagined caves and all sorts of things. 

Cave, sunset or eye

When I sketch peoples faces I look at them intently for about five minutes and the first minute or two can be quite uncomfortable for both of us as we appear to stare into each others eyes. then we ease into it and by the end we’ve shared quite an intimate moment and I’ve finished a quick sketch of their face.

Like I say, look and things and you will change.

My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about sketches I’ve done this past year and some benches I’ve met along the way. Today, whilst looking for images for L is for Look it occurred to me that we look with our eyes and I remembered these images.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2015 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.



11 thoughts on “Look #AtoZChallenge

    • They’re acrylic on plastic for an arts festival last year. The brief was, paint as many eyes as you can. We took time over the first then, as the night went on, we all went for it and all sorts of things happened! Back to my usual sketches tomorrow..

    • I did know that some do, I’m not sure I knew that all did and I still can’t get my head around how anyone knows that.. How can you know what anything does when it’s not observed.. And by observed they don’t mean someone looking at it or do they.. hmm… I think I’ll choose not to look deeper into that one..

  1. I cannot look folk in the eye with any comfort – something to do with dyspraxia – but I remember i did a piece of work interviewing blind ladies – and found it very difficult to do because they weren’t looking at me while I asked questions and trying to concentrate on the answers was difficult because looking at them ,while they were looking elsewhere, felt like staring – which is rude – but if one loses all eye contact the mind begins to wander – eyes are so important in communication – i had to try a whole new way of doing the interviewing

    having said that when I make art dolls I very rarely put eyes on them!:)

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