'Keep Calm and Scribble On.'
I love this shirt I got in CA.
It is late, but not crazy-late...just enough time to update the ol' blog.
Where to start? Well, the May/June issue of Art Hive Magazine is out and Jessie just keeps topping herself- it's awesome! I am in love with the artwork by Marvel artist Jeff 'Dekal' Becker- all of it! One of my favorites in a female figure (I know, big surprise for me, right?) that is on the table of contents page. A-MA-ZING.
Aaaaaaaand...shameless plug for my ARTicle...yes, ummmm...check it out! For this issue I wrote about the importance of continuing to learn as an artist, taking classes or just making up your own challenges/projects. Summer time is the perfect time for taking on something like this. I have a few ideas for my own summer projects...I want to learn more about fashion illustrations and important artists in this field...maybe pick an artist from history to learn more about...maybe revisit some old sketchbooks...and spend some quality time with Jessie (finally) learning Photoshop.
Jessie Prugh is my hero!
This might not be related to art, but I ran a 5K this weekend to help raise money for the tigers at the Palm Beach Zoo. I ran the race with my art pal Jess and creative friends Sof and Jen. I did get creative, wielding scissors to alter my race shirt...so...gonna count it as part of my creative weekend!
Then of course there was the actual art-making for the weekend. I moved around quite a bit, drawing at the pool Friday after the 5K, making a trip to Barnes and Noble for sketch and lose myself in a few art magazines, and this morning my art romp started at the beach, moved back to Barnes and Noble and I even sketched at the gym.
Yes, the gym.
I have been telling John if I could just figure out how to keep making art when I work out... well, that would be a game changer. Today I sketched while on the elliptical. It wasn't terribly uncomfortable, I may try again with a bigger paper and/or something to extend the reach of my drawing media. I also want to try drawing on the treadmill and/or stationary bike. If nothing else, I could possible start some pieces, drawing lightly, and then finish them at home. Just a thought. Sounds crazy, but I really hate going to the gym, this would make it so much better!
Here are pieces from this weekend. Two CEDs (131-132 and three fashion illustrations, FI13- 46-48) The last one, FI13-48 is my third attempt at drawing from the Missoni Spring/Summer print ad. I am fascinated by the model's face and who doesn't love a leopard gown, right? This final attempt was closer, but still not quite 100%.
The pieces that I have been making this month are taking on a distinctive style, scribbles with some detailed rendering. I remember that I made an oil pastel back when we were living in Raleigh sometime between 2003-2005 where I was working with a scribble motif with my figurative work. I think I only did that one piece.
For whatever reason (...maybe I saw the image again-who knows?) last month the final few pieces incorporated the scribble within the work. I like the larger hand movements, sometimes my hand gets cramped when I am trying to work on smaller, more detailed areas. I have always liked unfinished and finished together, sketchy line beside full-out shading...I love the duality and contrast.
So...this month...I am revisiting the scribble. It is starting to also appear in my fashion illustrations as well.
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