25 May 2023
Step into the Mesmerising World of Lindsey Spinks’ Sketchbook
Posted in: Artists, Design, Illustration, Meet the artist, Nature, Process
If I was to describe how my drawings might sound it would be the sound of an open window: wind blowing, the tapping of rain, birds singing, sometimes quiet, sometimes noise.
What’s your process for beginning a new page in your sketchbook?
My sketchbook is my safe space so I try to work intuitively with little to no planning or expectation of outcome. I usually stick to minimal materials, a couple of pens, and work predominantly in black and white although colour is something I am starting to explore.
How do you feel when you’re creating?
I sit somewhere comfortable and let my mind relax into the drawing. Creating in my sketchbook is a form of meditation and therapy for me and I get lost in the lines, patterns and process. I try to focus on the act of play in my sketchbook however I find it hard to shut off the perfectionist in me.
Do you ever rip a page out and start again?
If I don’t like the way something is going I will try and start again whether that be layering marks on top/blacking things out or occasionally ripping out a page! I don’t like that I do this as it contradicts my objective of enjoying the process rather than the outcome so it’s something I’m working on not doing!
If you could describe your drawings using only sounds, what would somebody hear if they looked through your sketchbook?
In my current sketchbook, there is a natural theme threading through. If I was to describe how my drawings might sound it would be the sound of an open window: wind blowing, the tapping of rain, birds singing, sometimes quiet, sometimes noise.