Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sketchbook Project

Like many of you, I am participating in the Sketchbook Project. Here's a glimpse of what I've been drawing.  The Sketchbook Project is serving as my at home in the evening entertainment, and as such has been very relaxing and freeing.  The drawings have influenced my studio work in unexpected ways, best of all giving me permission to be a little more goofy.
 I chose the theme 'Make Mine A Double' and have been using the transparency of the sketchbook pages to let each new drawing build upon the previous ones.
None of these pages have titles - I really can't explain what any of it is about beyond the pure pleasure of letting my hand and mind wander with Micron pens and Prismacolor Pencils.
The pages depicted here are sequential, created over the past two weeks.
Last night I drew this.  I like being able to start one drawing off the last in such a direct way.  Studio time has been consumed by more commercial ventures since my last dye-painting effort, making me grateful for the freedom of my sketchbook. 


  1. Delightful. And I like your 'solution' to the thin paper in those sketchbooks.
    I also signed up, but lost interest fairly quickly. I am not sure why, maybe the paper?

  2. Each and every one is quite wonderful!

  3. Drawing a stick man is an almost insurmountable task for me, so I'm quite jealous of people who can pick up a pencil (or whatever) and put something visually pleasing on a piece of paper. My 8-year-old is Picasso compared to me. I guess I draw a pretty straight line...

  4. Rick - You may not feel you can draw, but boy do you have a great eye for images - I love your photos.

  5. I see no goofy...although goofy is good. I see whimsy and creativity and progressive thought. Very magical.

  6. I think your sketches are beautiful. It's a ballet of bold figures, nearly fitting the pages. The last drawing is sort of a rest.


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