Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sketchbook pages

Really, it's observation that makes this project go. This pyramid grid is taken from a quilt that hangs over my bed. This color layout echoes the colors of the chakra.


The last page is a play on words. For the non Americans reading this, the joke is that gridiron commonly refers to an American football field. I'm just tweaking all the macho men.

There is a bit more to finish in this book, such as the title page and colophon and assembly, but the drawings are finished! Obviously, I was very controlled. No real surprise since I was a freelance calligrapher for almost 30 years. The challenge of stepping outside of the box and seeing was so rewarding.  I'm now looking forward to practicing other techniques and drawing different subjects.

PS Please note that I posted two pictures and I can see both. I cleaned out the cache - a folder that I never new existed. EDM members can be such a big help. Thank you!

7 comments:

Martine said...

Congratulations on finishing your sketchbook! Your sketches were so original and I love all the details you put in them ! Now for the cover and title and then it will be time to say goodbye to your little book. It was a lot of pressure but I'm sure you'll miss it!

Alex said...

Great job Sandra! I thought the gridiron drawing is very clever, and I love the designs of the bricks and triangles =)

Cathy Holtom said...

A job well done Sandra, I'm here celebrating with you:)

Ann said...

Congrats on finishing your book! I love your drawings and the way you interpreted the theme. Well done!

Shirley said...

Bravo! Congratulations! I'm really going to try to get over to Brooklyn when these are displayed.

raena said...

Congratulations!! Well done!

PS I wondered what all that was about on not seeing all the pictures. They always came up for me! Well, thanks goodness you figured it out!

kazumiwannabe said...

These are cool (thanks to you, I managed to understand the play on words of the seconde drawing ^^). The chakra grid is great!