Eliot Southwell

Piece-of-Paper Ptuesday

Every Tuesday, I'll be uploading a new sketch, writing, idea, etc. — something I've done during the week to prove I've taken a break from digital life. It's a journal of sorts, which means a lot of it is personal and a lot of it is imperfect.

The aim is to grow past my comfort zone and build healthier creative habits.

Thanks for being here.


Being productive means taking a break.
Life, uh, finds a way of overwhelming you from time to time. I, uh, find a way of dealing with it by taking a step back every once in a while — lying dormant in a chunk of amber to avoid total extinction.

When I was younger I believed dinosaurs breathed fire.

· STAEDTLER™ HB pencil
· Scrap paper


Best-Laid Plans
A very high-concept, low-effort joke.

· LAMY vista™ fountain pen
· Cheap sticky note


It was my mum's birthday last week! Happy birthday mum.
This is a little sketch of her. Portraits are hard.

· Staedtler™ HB pencil
· Pink Pig™ sketchbook


The Words Speak for Themselves; or, An Exercise in Redundancy
A poem written by me. No grand narrative here; just a bit of fun.

· LAMY vista™ fountain pen
· hand·book trav·e·logue™ journal


View from my bedroom into my neighbour's garden (is this legal?).

· Cheap 2B MUJI™ pencil
· Old Moleskine™ sketchbook


This is the first Ptuesday post! Here're a few little fidgety pets to welcome you (and me) to this wide new world <3

· Cheap 2B MUJI™ pencil
· Old Moleskine™ sketchbook