This was from an extremely challenging draughting class where we learned perspective techniques and such. Sloppy work was sometimes put up at the front of the class with "who's rubbish is this?" written on it. In this assignment we had to morph one object into another in six even steps, rendered isometrically with contour lines that had to fade with distance. Difficult, but fun. I still use both the pencil sharpener and the wrench.
I was going through piles of stuff hauled out of the basement recently and found a bunch of forgotten drawings and school assignments rolled up in a tube. This is one of them.
Here's an early room drawing from 2001, done in ballpoint pen:
From a very early age I had frequent dreams of finding hidden rooms-between-rooms in my house. Usually some facet of my fears or desires would be present in these rooms. As a Lego fanatic, I'd often find fantastic new Lego sets I didn't know existed (which made waking up disappointing). Later we moved into an old farmhouse with lots of nooks and crannies and a basement that often flooded. It underwent a lot of renovation over the 17 years we lived there, and I was always fascinated when a wall was removed or temporarily breached and you could pass from one room to another in a new way. The scope of the dreams expanded to include strange gaps and holes and secret shafts that dropped away into spooky abysses. Sometimes I'd explore basements beneath the basement, or attics beyond the attic. I think I've probably explored a thousand different dream versions of that old house.
These are two of the first room drawing doodles I did in 2001. At the time I was living in a tiny basement room. I also went without a home computer for about a year so I was sketching a lot more...
Not yet sure what I plan to do with this space. Probably post sketches new and old, experiments, random inspirations, works in progress, etc.
I'll start off with a sketch from 2004: