Sketchbook Update, August
[gallery link="file" columns="2"] I’ve started reading Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison & Sean Murphy. I’ve not read single issues of comics in years but I’m slowly picking up titles here & there when they catch my eye. This one did. It’s a great book, with stunning art – way, way better than this terribly un-dynamic rendition of Jack, Joe’s pet white rat. I’m amazed that I’ve got him flying through the air & he looks like he’s standing still with a gimp leg. Oh well. It was fun. Started at home, finished at Drink & Draw.
My love affair with the LACMA courtyard continues. I realized that my last batch of LACMA sketches had very few faces so this week I focused on them. Life drawing, from unsuspecting tourists as opposed to from a model who stands still, is challenging. I try to get as much as I can from one long-ish glance and then get it down in a few strokes just concentrating on the page. I’m not at all successful if fidelity to the subject is the criteria. If it’s more about gesture & drawing a range of personalities, then I’m okay with what I’ve got here.