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May 19, 2007

Yesterday, while I was supposed to be getting ready for my trip, I sat down with The Drawing Book, by Sarah Simbletf or a few minutes. It was highly recommended to me by Nina Johansson, and I want to say thank you Nina! It just arrived yesterday, and it’s really wonderful. If you’ve ever had trouble drawing hands and feet for example – the instructions in this book will help. After readng them through, I did a quick sketch of my hand that turned out ok; where I would usually spend at least 15 minutes getting it right – if not more, in less than 5 it came together. Not perfect, but a big improvement. There’s even a page on ellipses, and somehow they are easier to do after reading it.

I bought a new sketchbook for my trip, which of course I had to try out. It’s by Hartley and Marks and is called a paperblanks old leather. The cover is gorgeous hand-tooled leather. I tried watercolor but it doesn’t work as well as a watercolor moleskine – It’s perfect for water soluble pencil though. Here are a couple of pages :

Remember that poppy I sketched a few weeks ago?

and, lastly, a couple of drawings from life class – the first very small (sketchbook size) and the second very large. I was happier with the second before the teacher came by and wanted me to fill in all the white areas – a tip I read too late in the Sarah Simblet book – don’t let anyone tell you how to draw if you don’t agree….

And now I’m really going! Thanks to Ronell for the beautiful bon voyage post!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2007 12:29 pm

    Casey – Have a great trip! Very much looking forward to your HK sketches.

  2. May 19, 2007 3:40 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!!! I have that book too and I love it. These are wonderful drawings especially the figures and the hand. I’m really going to look forward to seeing your travel sketches!!!!

  3. May 19, 2007 10:27 pm

    Have a great trip. Can’t wait to see your sketches. I don’t know that book…I’ll have to check it out!

  4. May 19, 2007 11:19 pm

    Have a great trip, Casey! Love the figure sketches – even with the whites filled in…but YOU know best! 🙂

    Looking forward to those HK sketches…

  5. May 20, 2007 2:30 am

    savor every color of your adventure!

  6. May 20, 2007 4:03 am

    What a lovely gift to us of numerous sketches before your trip! Have a great time, then give us more!

  7. May 20, 2007 1:56 pm

    your life drawings are fabulous and i’ll be off shortly to check out the book recco. it sounds good. have a safe trip and i hope you get to blog occasionally.

  8. May 20, 2007 2:30 pm

    Beautiful beautiful drawings – as usual! I am glad you liked the book, I´m crazy about it too. It´s a huge source of inspiration. Have a nice trip, looking forward to checking back to your blog in a while!

  9. May 21, 2007 11:31 am

    the two life drawing pictures are great.

  10. May 22, 2007 7:20 pm

    I missed your leaving! I know you’re having a wonderful time—can’t wait to see your sketches!

  11. May 25, 2007 7:46 pm

    I was racking my brain trying to remember which EDMer had mentioned “The Drawing Book” on their blog … have just realised it was you, so I must thank YOU now because I’ve started working my way through it and it is indeed wonderful! I like the mixture of information about materials, practical drawing exercises and inspiring text: the way Simblet writes about the artworks is compelling. I also notice she mentions “walnut ink” – could this be fabled brou de noix??

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