Self portrait; January 24th 2014.
Hi Russell I just came across your Blog! Great work! I love sketching and I enjoyed to see yours along with your illustrations! I decided to Follow and I hope that you will visit my Blog and my art! :-) Carolina
Ciao Carolina, and thank you. Your jewellery looks amazing! Good to hear from you, Russell.
Hi Russell thank you for stopping by and for your nice comment! Is nite to meet you and thanks for the Follow! I am happy that you like my Jewelry I hope that you had chance to see some of my watercolor sketches! I love to express my creativity with different mediums you can see my work exploring my Blog! Thank you stay connected I enjoy your work! ;-)
You are an amazing artist and have your own style. I loved it.
Thanks Zero, I appreciate that ;-)
You are always welcome!
I got here from your blogging goals for 2016 in the wordpress.com blog. found it really impressive, and the idea behind is just beautiful. peace
Obrigado Henri! And good fortune with your music in 2016 ;-) Best, Russell.
Thanks a lot man! also pretty cool to see you speaking in Portuguese :-D
Thank you for following my blog, Russell.
You’re welcome Mary, found it refreshing, and a good space to be in. Best, Russell.
Sign me up! Each countenance a poem.
Ditto. Finally, there is someone who recognizes and appreciates the beauty of the ordinary, the simplicity with fine artistry. Thank you.
Wow! WOW!!!! Amazing, wonderful, stunning, intriguing, beautiful art!
“Obscurity?” You? With your work? Baffling, truly.
I’m Following, now, thrilled to have found your site! :)
LOVE your Art!!! Absolutely wonderful. Free, flowing and beautiful. LOVE them <3
Thank you Patrice, that’s generous of you. Glad you stopped by, Russell.
Great work, Russell. Simply, great.
Thanks Henry—good to hear that :-)
your page is my favourite and your reason behind it rocks ! keep doing your thing. youre awesomeee ! :D
Thanks Telisha! You’re awesome too ;-)
you’ve got a great eye. keep up the good work.
I look forward to discovering more about you & your sketches.
Thanks Miss Morning ;-)
You’re most welcome, Mr. Russell :)
Your sketches are wondefull! I’m crazy about this kind of art, thank you very much ! (by a french fan!)
Merci beaucoup Milla :-D I can send you a print out to France—if you like. Best, Russell.
Are you serious?! I would love it!
I love your artwork! You really inspired me to draw more.
Thanks again. That’s it! Draw, draw, draw…..
Congratulations! you have been nominated for the”very inspiring blogger” award! Go to this link and it will tell you what to do!
Thanks Sarah, I’ll check it out :-D
Fantastic work! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Trici :-D And the same to you! Russell.
I just saw your self-portrait and love it! I am trying to sketch more to improve my skills.
Thanks Marian :-D Yes, sketching is the way forward. Best, Russell.
I absolutely love your sketches! Its always inspiring to see such beautiful work.
That’s great to hear ilma :-D I enjoyed looking at your sketches from Karachi—I bet you can get the best Chai there ;-) Keep at it! Russell.
Oh I do get the very best chai!! :) thank you. I look forward to more of your sketches.
Fantastic you are really there in the moment.
Tack så mycket Karin :-D Fina teckningar på din sida ;-) Ha det så bra på landet, Russell.
Your art is amazing :o I wish I could draw like you.
Thanks girlsgem :-D
I really like your draws, simply amazing. I love the way you can sketch the people in different moments. I like your style.
Gracias Lucía! I enjoyed looking at your drawings just now. Kind regards, Russell.
Thank you so much Russell!! means a lot. I’ve recently started this blog and I want to put more draws and know other same blogs. I really apreciate your draws
Hello, I’ve nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog award. You can check out the link below if you want to participate. Thanks! http://literarylifestories.com/2014/10/11/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you for that Literary Lifestories—will consider.
Interesting idea you have by-the-way, Russell.
Many thanks Russell! Let’s keep following…
…and by the way: I enjoy all your drawings a lot! You have got the ability to catch the personality of people in a very virtuoso way.
I did drawing in the public a bit by myself (because it is so fascinating to watch people) but I never got so far to portray somebody in his whole singularity so quick.
Your illustrations show every nuanced detail of a person characteristics in a very unique style.
Thank you very much Miss Hava, I appreciate your comments. Generous of you to share them, Russell.
This is such a wonderful manifesto! I would approve even if I didn’t like your drawings but they’re brilliant, good luck with it!
Thanks Miss Randall, I adore your embroidered illustrations, and I’m sure you’ll do well. Russell.
Thanks! All the best, ECR
So happy I stumbled upon this! Reminds me of little illustrations my grandfather used to draw in sketchbooks – thanks for the memory:)
You’re welcome, and thank you for your lovely comment. I would of liked to have met your grandfather, Russell.
Great drawings. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. It is amazing what can be accomplished with a pencil or pen and paper. From one draftsman to another, bravo!
Thanks laurenatoomer, yes, just pen and paper, and a lot of practice. Russell.
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Let offer you my belated welcome to Halifax Provincial Court. The presence of an artist in these grim walls provides a spark of light amid so much darkness and human misery. I trust you’ll find an abundance of drama and intrigue to inspire further work.
Thank you for making me feel welcome Joshua. See you in court, Russell.
Awesome! I can’t believe you have seen Iceland, I have always wanted to go! It looks incredible. Love your work!
Thanks Annie. Iceland is well worth a visit. Russell.
LUCKY YOU! You’ve been nominated for the Leibster Award, congratulations. Below are the simple rules if you “choose” to participate. Have a fun! The award was started to bring attention to blogs and websites.
You can check out my Leibster Award post for the rules and your eleven questions: http://www.mondaytuesdaywednesday/liebster-award-nomination.wordpress.com
1.Post eleven facts about yourself.
2.Answer the questions the tagger has set up for you and create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated.
3.Choose eleven people to give this award to and link them to your post.
4.Go to their page and tell them about their nomination.
Hey there! I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award, if you fancy a bit of “bling”. You can read about it here: http://quieterelephant.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/showing-off-the-family-silver/
May you never run out of cod tongues.
Thanks QE, although I like to hide my light under a bushel, but many thanks all the same. Russell.
You’re more than welcome.
Still working on that trip to Iceland…
Russell: Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can check out the rules here: http://gegallas.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/very-inspiring-blogger-award-february-2013/ Congratulations!! Best regards, G. E.
Thanks gegallas, I missed this one, I’ll have a look. The best to you too, Russell.
Wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award | The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For more information check out this post http://parametricdrawing.com/2013/01/14/flower-hypotrochoid-drawing/
Love this. I liked Iceland when I went, too, so even better!
Oh good! So you’ve been here too? Maybe your in one of my sketchbooks. Thank you for dropping in. Russell.
Wow; your stuff is awesome – I wanted to hit “Like” on everything! These sketches are great.
Thanks Jason, thanks very much! I’ve been drawing for years, maybe all the hard work’s starting to pay off. Best regards, Russell.
wonderful blog, wonderful drawings, I’ll look forward to seeing more! -Barbara
Thank you Barbara, plenty more on the way! Russell.
Just wanted to say that your blog is simply amazing. Love your sketches! I’ll keep coming back for sure!
Thanks J.N, checked out your blog too, good stuff!
these are amazing! i love your voyeuristic lens and light/dark decisions!
Thank you lorna, glad you dropped by, Russell.
Hi Russell, I’m dropping by to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award because you are an inspiration to me! Feel free to do with it what you will. Happy blogging :)
Hey Russell – Your work is great! I really like the loose line work and how you seem capture the personality of a person.
Thank you Randy!
Very nice blog indeed! I’ll follow you guy. I’ll eventually stop by from time to time to comment on your art! Get it going man!!
Thanks for checking out our blog. I’m very new to blogging and quite terrible with computers in general(I’m Vieve, by the way. My sister is much better with technology…luckily)but I am very excited and inspired by all the creative people out there, like yourself! Your drawings are really good. Love the line and movement and fun to it all. Thanks for putting your work out there for us to enjoy( I’m learning that one too). Looking forward to what you come out with next!
You’re welcome. I’m new to blogging myself & the learning curve has been a bit steep but I’m glad I finally took the plunge. Happy you like the drawings, I hope to post regularly so as not to let you down.
Good luck with your own blog, Russell.
What a lovely idea for a blog Russell. I’m so glad I stumbled across it – so many characterful drawings and a beautiful Icelandic word – how is it pronounced?
Thankyou thisislemonade. I’m happy you stumbled into my sketchbook . You asked about the pronunciation of samferðafólk. I’m sure a lot of people have been scratching their heads…
The pronunciation is pretty straight forward except for the “ð” which is pronounced like the “th” in earth.
And then there’s the “e” which is pronounced like the e in Eric. Hope this helps.
I should probably have explained this in the intro. at the top of the page, oh well…
Intrigued by your blog and I’m sure I’ll be one of your regulars, Russell.
Ever since Eyjafjallajökull created some havoc over UK skies, I’ve been intrigued by the Icelandic language. I have to admit I went out of my way to learn the pronunciation of that volcano! I love the meaning of samferðafólk and how it looks. Thank you for the comprehensive reply Russell, and for reading my blog!
Russell, these are simply lovely! Thank you for brightening my day with your work. :)
Thankyou alexandriaska, your cartoons brightened up my own day! Russell.
Thanks for the tip. Already marked it in Amazon under my wish list! Good to meet you, Russell.
Your welcome Mike & I’m glad you like my stuff.
I’m always trying out new sketchbooks, haven’t really settled for any particular one. As long as the paper is smooth and the spine opens out flat.
As for pens you should try TOMBOW Dual Brush Pens, they are great to draw with, for the tone I’ve used alcohol based markers with a broad tip, you can build up layers with these but they bleed through the paper.
I don’t know I must have hundreds of pens about the place but when I go out drawing I pick them out very carefully.
Keep up the drawing, all the best Russell.
Thanks for the “like” yesterday. Wow! I love your drawings, too! What are you drawing on, and with what? Nice to see directly into your world this way. I’m now a follower! Thanks.
Great to see drawings straight from your sketchbooks. Your line is very strong but very lively. Lokk forward to seeing more!
Thankyou Doodlemum. I’m very fond of your drawings and admire the way you put your blog together. Hope you visit again soon, Russell.
will do! HAve put you on my blog roll if that’s ok with you.
I’m doing a project at college on street art and I needed to choose an artist as my inspiration. So I’ve spent a while searching online for an artist who draws street views and your works look amazing! Could I please use some of them as examples of inspiration?
Hello Lucas, yes that’s fine & I’m v.happy you felt inspired. Good luck with your studies, Russell.
That’s great! Thanks loads Russell!
Russell, thanks for visiting my blog, as it led me to yours. I absolutely love your work, how you capture strangers with a few strokes. What do you use, Copics? Sharpies? It looks so fun, so easy… awesome.
Thanks a lot Luis! It’s taken a few years and a lot of bad drawing to get this far and I’m still learning. It’s never easy.
They make really good pens in Japan, I use the TOMBOW ABT pens a lot, brush one end with a fine tip on the other. And recently the chunky ShinHan Art pens from Korea for the tone, they are alcohol based and tend to bleed through but give a great even tone. For the fine lines I use a FABER CASTELL VISION MICRO, they are great for quick gestural marks.
I’ll have to check out Copics and Sharpies! All the best Russell.
I delight in seeing other artists sketches. What a fabulous blog.
Thanks a lot Ziggy. Me too. I’ll have a look at your blog, all the best, Russell.
This is fabulous stuff, Fellow Traveler Russell! I’m so glad you’re sharing it. I hope you’ll put an email subscription widget on your page so we can all get your new posts. And your previous commenter Malin is right, lots and lots of folk would happily comment on individual pieces and ask questions about them if you enable comments . . . Just looking for more ways to enjoy your wonderful work!! :)
Thank you Kathryn and thanks for the tips, still got a lot to learn. Regards, Russell.
Thanks for reading my blog!
I really like your drawings. It is clear you take great enjoyment in making them and love the process of drawing as do I.
thanks again. It is always nice to hear that people look at the work.
Incidently are you based In Iceland?
Your’re welcome David. I like your work too. Yes, I work mostly in Iceland. It’s good to draw in Reykjavik.
All the best for the New Year, Russell.
Wow, I really admire your work. I hope to be half as good as you are some day. Thank you for sharing your work.
Thank you 7ese! It’s good to have encouragement along the way.
Thank you Russell, for sharing the pages from your sketch book.
I’ve enjoyed looking through these, some great drawing. I look forward to seeing more.
Thanks Martin, keep on doodling!
Thanks so much for liking my work. I’m thrilled to have found your blog — your sketches are wonderful!
Thankyou Jacqueline! And your welcome, I’ll be following your blog.
i like your drawings and your blog a lot. and i like the ‘ same journey people ‘ – theme. it influences me a lot, too, with my artwork, watching people in the street, certain feelings you get in certain areas of the city, whatever.
Thank you too tigrowna, glad you like the theme.
I glad I found your blog. It’s always nice to find other people posting their artwork. I like your work
You’re welcome. I love your work. I really believe that artists should be seen drawing in public and should draw what’s around us :)
Wonderful drawings :)
Thankyou for the encouragement Rosie & for the subscription :-)
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