Friday, March 13, 2009
I've been participating in an international Japanese Moly exchange with some artists, though I have to admit I've been getting (very) behind and am currently working on two sketchbooks at the same time.
My sketch was the first one in the first book I received, and the book's owner hadn't chosen a theme, so it was up to me to decide on one, and I chose "home". Here, a scene from one of the windows of my home (pen and watercolor pencils).
Monday, March 2, 2009
...from my sketchbook that's currently being shown at the Art House gallery in Atlanta.
Drawing people definitely does not come easily to me, so it was quite a challenge to fill all 64 pages. Of course I took the theme, "everyone we know", pretty literally...
As usual, I procrastinated and left a lot of the sketchbook blank until the last minute. Good thing I work well with a fast-approaching deadline!
As soon as I received it, I did a couple drawings, then lost track of time until about a week before it was due. So I did something like 24 spreads, or 48 pages, in about two days, and got it postmarked and sent off to the Art House just in time. The book was 64 pages total (a 3.5" x 5.5" Moleskine Cahier sketchbook).
The show is traveling to seven different cities, starting in Atlanta and including stops in Chicago, Washington DC, Philly, Boston, St. Louis and Brooklyn. Think it would be possible for me to check out the Chicago show with a baby and toddler in tow??!