Friday, October 28, 2011

Warm Ups



I've been doing some sketchbook doodling to warm up at work these days.  Some of my favorite paper to draw on is BIG PAPER (of any variety).  Recently I pulled out an old unfinished sketchbook to fill up the last half.  I'm reducing, reusing, and recycling.  The paper is a no-frills Windpower Sketch book from Strathmore--it's not fancy, but it is big (14.75"X17").  And it's made with 100% windpower from 30% post consumer fiber, so that's pretty good too, I guess (if you like numbers).

A few years ago I was lucky enough to stumble upon a great book collection while helping a friend clean out a storage space, and he let me keep it!  Back in the early 1960s, Life Magazine published a series called the World Library with volumes covering a number of countries and regions around the world.  I love looking at old photos, especially of countries that are foreign to me--it makes for really cool reference.  The two images above are from photos in the volume covering the Balkans.

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And about CTN, I'm excited to see you folks there.  I won't have a booth, but I will be wandering the floor.  It will be cool to meet you people whose work I've been admiring from afar!

5 comments:

Jeff C said...

Great warmups! Nice to see another dimension on here. I like the munching trail of the tractors a lot.

Carrie Liao said...

ooh I love these!

Hope to see you at CTN-X! I can finally meet the infamous Anthony Holden in person :)

GhettoFab said...

I always feel like an under achiever when I see yer stuff...
Fantastic as always....sigh

messytimbo said...

Heaps of wicked stuff!!!

My boy Frankie got one of your drawings! it's amazing!

danSEDDON said...

Wow, love your work! you got a really amazing style here

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