Aug 14 2012
It’s been a while since I posted. I delivered Romeo & Juliet back in June, but apparently scanning art and updating the blog is pretty low on my list of priorities when I have my choice of what to work on. Mostly I have been chipping away at some of my original scripts, which I hope will turn into full-on projects one of these days.
But anyway, here I am, and I though I’d scan and share the contents of one of my current sketchbooks. It’s a cool little book with very nice paper and an elastic band to keep it closed. I like to carry it around in the cargo pocket of my convertible pants (does anyone besides me actually convert them from pants to shorts and vice versa?) so I always have it with me. I present the contents (thus far) in full, with a few comments on the drawings. The ones which are in the wrong orientation link to larger, rotated versions.
I usually do a little title page, for fun and in case the first page gets smudged against the cover:
Some random doodles and thoughts:
Some notes from the Museum of Art & Design, plus park sketches.
The next few pages are from The Cloisters:
A cool building in my neighborhood:
People on the bus:
More bus sketches, plus views of my local park:
The amazing work of Beth Cavener Stichter in a Chelsea gallery:
Cute pug, and cute goats (on Governor’s Island.)
Governor’s Island Jazz Age Dance Party:
Maine, near Owl’s Head Light House:
Cafe sketches with new brush pen:
Fort Tryon Park:
Sometimes I like a little abstraction:
This is how I sometimes study comics I admire. At some point I will do a full post just about this:
Kids and parents playing in the park:
The NY Classical Theater‘s excellent outdoor performance of Twelfth Night.
Project Runway, how I missed you 😉 After watching episode 1 I got a sudden urge to sketch bizarre outfits:
Abstract brush-pen compositions, and a few subway sketches: