“an extension of my heart …” – written by Stephen Dernocoure

Stephen Dernocoure's sketchbook and pens

Stephen always carries his sketchbook and pens with him.

STEPHENWritten by Stephen Dernocoure

I have been thinking how important my pocket sketch book is in my day to day life, indeed it is my companion on the vast savannah of new moments and I am even tempted to give it a name. In truth this small book is simply an extension of my heart, mind, hand and seeing eyes but it provides me with an intimacy where the world observed in all of its grandeur is condensed into that tiny paper space. The scale of our graphic practice is I believe so very important for our developing skill because we need to develope sensitivities for scale, distance and the patterning of forms. A woman carrying her cargo of shopping in the distance might be a worthy subject for the little book where a biro is used to scribble the essentials of form in motion or in stillness. Quickly the eye searches for salient pattern and the hand serves, this is essential experience in the quest of seeing, it strengthens our cognitive functions as it is a logico mathematical process but this is not the end result, the result is seeing and being surprised and realising that we simply interpret this mysterious world.

Sketch by Stephen Dernocoure

Sketch by Stephen Dernocoure

Sketch by Stephen Dernocoure

Sketch by Stephen Dernocoure

Sketch by Stephen Dernocoure


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