Thursday, September 24, 2015
My Twenty Drawings Since Last Weeks Post
Drawing at Starbucks is my habit and forte I'd say. This day was ART DAY there, as not only was I drawing there, but the guy at the table across the way was making posters, and the guy to my right was making a carving on a wooden gun.
I continue to play around with Every Day in September. This prompt was "Quotable Quotes", I liked this one from Margaret Mead.
I was finishing up the last pages of the second side of this accordion art journal. You see the sequence with the wood carver on the left now (from the previous day) and more people on a different day. I have drawn the couple (woman with brace on her knee and the guy next to her with arms spread, before, lots of regulars go to Starbucks, not just us); I liked the guy with his motorcycle helmet on. He didn't have a coffee to drink. He never removed his helmet the whole time he was there.
The spread goes on with a guy with white hair sitting in the back writing, two women chatting together, and finally part of the last page with Retro Guy reading a book ...
and the very, very last page with the older guy drinking his coffee; and then you see the back cover of the book that has collaborative art done by me on the bottom and my friend, Carmel Campbell on the top. I love having this long string of drawings I can pull out and look at all at once. Accordion books are great fun.
Next prompt for EDiSeptember: "Raindrops"
Followed by prompt: "Sand Castle"
I'm really having fun drawing from my imagination.
I found a new accordion art journal in my stash I'd purchased on our last trip to Oregon, I'd forgotten about. It has a pretty satin cloth cover in red with multicolored dragon flies on it. And it's quite small.
4.5 " X 3.5".
It started to present challenges, as I got used to the size and the paper. Something that happens to artists drawing in public from real life: I started to draw a guy sitting in a chair (far left) when a woman came and sat next to him so I could no longer see him at all. So I drew her (looks like she is sitting in his lap) then she got up and moved to a different chair so I finished drawing him underneath her. The next guy was further away and I wound up drawing him quite small. And finally I started drawing folks the sizes I like them to be and these I think came out pretty well in the last panel.
As if I don't belong to enough drawing groups now, I joined one more. It's called Sktchy. An app on the iPad. We draw from photos, which is very different from drawing from life. I got some practice in drawing folks eyes.
Next prompt for Every Day in September: "Upside Down". My grand daughter does yoga and is often found to be standing on her head or doing some other poses that put her 'upside down'!
Still in the tiny accordion art journal were these folks at Starbucks in Dixon, CA this week. There weren't very many folks there when we got there. These guys were not together. But they fit on my page as if they were. Maybe they are friends now, who knows? Could happen.
Lots of employees milling around, cleaning the place and bringing in a set of four new chairs. This is one of them!
These people are still sitting on old chairs. I wondered if they were going to get rid of the burgundy fabric chairs. I like drawing them. Please note this woman was eating lunch and the guy had a very shiny head!
Prompt for EDS: Vegetables so I did 2
Next prompt: First they had Warhol, but since many people drew Andy Warhol art for the Pop Art prompt last week (see my post from last week) they changed it to "Wishful"... I decided to combine the two, thus my "Wishful "Warhol" Walrus":
My first real Sktchy drawing from a photo is of two guys, who I could have caught sitting live outside somewhere near where I live, right?
And finally today, Sept. 24 we went to Barnes & Noble Café in the morning and I drew women only!
And one child and his Clifford dog! Whew! Busy drawing week. I am always amazed when I sit down to post my weekly art just how much I have done. It really has become just about a daily habit and I enjoy it so much.
I've also started reading books again after along hiatus. I'm currently reading Unbroken A World War II story of Survival Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. I had a hard time putting it down to write this post. Now I'm going back to reading it. Oh and I have a next prompt for EDS to do too. "Ying Yang". You'll have to come back next week to see what I did for that!
Have a Creative Week! And thanks for coming by. I appreciate your comments, they keep me drawing!