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More Sidewalk Art: Sixteen

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/6/20:

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and here are the drawings.

 

Sidewalk drawing 2-11-20

More Sidewalk Art: Fifteen

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/6/20:

 

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and here are the drawings.

Sidewalk drawing 2-9-20

 

More Sidewalk Art: Fourteen

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/6/20:

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and here are the drawings.

 

Sidewalk Sketches 1-6-20

More Sidewalk Art: Thirteen

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/4/20:

 

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and here are the drawings.

Sidewalk Sketches 1-4-20

 

More Sidewalk Art: Twelve

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/22/20:

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and here are the drawings.

 

Sidewalk Drawing 1-22-20

More Sidewalk Art: Eleven

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 1/20/20:

 

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and here are the drawings.

 

 

Sidewalk Drawing 1-20-20

 

Libraries – Drawings

Here is another page of drawings made from photos. This time the theme is Libraries.

I go to the library a lot, in normal life. On the day before our state’s shutdown, when I heard the news, it was the place I went to first. I checked out about 25 books. I’m working my way through them, and sadly am more than half finished with the pile.

I understand I will not be back in a library for some time. I’ll get hold of something to read, I have no fear, but I want to be back in a library.


All right, here are the photos. They are from Montgomery County Community College and Chestnut Hill College libraries. Note: The one with the guy squatting down to find a book – well, I didn’t get his posture right so I amended the picture a little. In my version he is sitting on a little bench. I think I will try it again later on.

And you can see I have a thing for the chairs and footstools and tables at Montco. Love their style and I can attest to their comfort. If you follow my poetry blog and my Marathon poetry writing sessions, you have seen many photos of the library and some that include this furniture.

Chestnut Hill College’s library is an older style building and has its original 1960-ish furniture, shelving, and layout. It’s a different atmosphere but equally as welcoming to the reader and thinker.

And…here is the page from my sketchbook. (It’s a book of 8″ x 8″).

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Green Girls

I had these paint cards around and I drew on them. I like the colors and I love how the pen glides over the surface.

That is simply all there is to it.

Pen and ink, August 2019.

More Sidewalk Art: Ten

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 11/18/19:

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and here are the drawings.

 

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More Sidewalk Art: Nine

A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book:  Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.

My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 10/19/19:

 

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and here are the drawings.

Sidewalk drawing 10-19-19 small