Monday, September 13, 2010

Dogs and Purses


My theme for my sketchbook is... Raining Cats and Dogs!

This is my first drawing in my Sketchbook Project sketch book. Instead of planning this out, I just went in with marker immediately, and did a stream of consciousness drawing. I figured that would really be the only way to get the "halo" of the unblemished sketchbook. This way I can now feel freer to not be all perfectionist with it. It is a sketchbook, after all, and I like that fact...

I am using this sketchbook as a place for me to "be myself" in whatever form it happens to take on any day when I work in it. So the art materials and style will surely vary, day to day. I am sure this effort  will be different things for each person taking part in it. It will be very interesting to see the variety to each book, both physical and conceptually, when I go to visit all of the sketchbooks at the Brooklyn Library next year!

9 comments:

Loni Edwards said...

Nice! I love the theme you chose. That was my second choice. So many great ideas can come from that one for sure. I agree with just letting yourself free to do whatever. It is fun to get back to basics! That is wonderful that you are able to visit the Brooklyn library!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks Loni. When I saw that theme, it was surely a little happy fairy telling me to do this. :)

I feel very lucky that I can visit NYC so easily. It's something I don't take it for granted! :) I love NYC more every time I visit.

Julissa said...

How daring of you to dive right in with a marker. You go girl! Love your classy dogs and the purses are fun too with such cute details :)

Wendy Wright said...

Oh what a fun page! I love the combination of the black and blue lines. The baby dog in the stroller is so cute. This would make a fun fabric pattern or gift wrap. :)

Abby Creek Art said...

Love this, Kathy!

Ginger*:) said...

It will be fantastic, and who better than you to create this one. *:)

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

I love it Kathy!! I can see this as wrapping paper =) Awesome start - love the theme!

Gallery Juana said...

Love how this came out. It's interesting to see the range of everyone's approach to this project.

I'm hoping to see the library exhibit when it comes to the west coast.

Heather said...

So fun! Love it!!!