Drawing Upon Everyday Life

Here are some more pen and ink drawings from my little notebook. They are all done on 6″ x 6″ pages and my reference sources were photos taken by me. The first two are scenes from my everyday life.

And this one is a lady shopping at a booth across the way from me at an art fair I did in Sellersville, PA, in September, 2016.



9 thoughts on “Drawing Upon Everyday Life

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you, that’s exactly what I have been thinking. I realized that I can draw anything at all, no matter how mundane, and it meets my goal of practicing, and also, that each little sketch does not have to be a “masterpiece”. And then as I flip back through the sketchbook it occurred me that I am recording my everyday life. That idea, well, I just felt great about it.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. It’s opening a new way of seeing things. When I draw something I get to knowing it in a lot more detail. Things I hadn’t noticed suddenly seem so apparent. I’m really liking it.

  3. Alice

    These are great. ‘S always wonderful getting a peak inside other people’s notebooks! Mine are always chicken-scratch-filled with words, but a girl can always dream of someday transforming into a doodler, right??

    On a totally unrelated note: I am working on a Rapunzel poem and wondered if you’d permit me to include an image of two of your tower sculpture with my post? (With proper credit and link-back to your original, obviously!)

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thanks. And I wrote back re: Rapunzel, I’m a fan of the idea! Back to notebooks. I have ones I write in, too. They are not picturesque so I don’t get them on the blog, but – I do use the pages from them in collage once the notebook is finished up and I’ve extracted from it what I wanted or needed (I use them only for temporary writing down of thoughts). Immortality one way or another, right! ?

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