I have a bit of free-time this fine Saturday morning before heading off to work a closing shift at the ceramic studio. For the past two days I've been locked in my house, sketching and planning and painting and having a glorious time in my creative zone.
Somehow, during that time, February crept in.
Huh. I checked my work schedule this morning to make sure I was on the same shift today...not realizing I was looking at the January schedule...and made my way to work, only to find out I wasn't expected until later in the evening. 'Cause it's now February and all. Wow. I feel like a complete idiot.
Anyway, I thought I'd share a few sketchbook pages with all of you because I know that I love checking out other people's sketchbook innards. Yesterday I spent two hours on Flickr ogling over sketchbook images from other folks (I must warn you--don't search "sketchbook" on Flickr unless you have a healthy amount of time to look at the results). So inspiring! Mine is a mess of pencil and ink drawings along with a lot of vellum paper, paint samples, and old book pages loosely taped and glued in place. It really runs the gamut from quickly scribbled sentences/ideas, composition ideas, final tracing paper templates, and paint experiments.A long time ago, back before college and even a bit into it, I made oodles of sculptural maquettes and figures. My goal for a long time was to go into film special effects (I still have a strong urge to some day work a bit in the film production industry) and so I'd spend a good amount of time working on my sculpting skills to make maquettes for imaginary films. Sorta pretending I was employed in an FX art department. I'd like to get back into it a wee bit, only this time make them into puppets with loosely moveable joints. The two sketches above are rough planned puppets (one is a bit Steve Zissou inspired--big surprise there!).Fanciful narwhal sketches and templates and a whimsical little mushroom study, which may wind up as a small print. For one reason or another, my most recent sketchbook pages are teeming with mushrooms.
Well, ladies and gents, I'm off to mingle with the general public. Happy weekend! I hope you all do something fun, creative, or relaxing...or better yet, all of the above!