By Laura Frankstone in Chapel Hill, NC. I find I’m sketching less. Painting more, illustrating more, but sketching less. The solution to this problem for me, a drawer since age 2, seems to be to follow my own desire for simplicity. Pencils, paper, and what my eye is, you will pardon the expression, drawn to. Thus, some simple, recent sketches of mine. With these, I feel that I’ve broken the ice of my recent near avoidance of sketching as it seems to have become a more and more complicated genre. But it is what you make of it… and so I go back to my drawing roots and I feel […]
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Chapel Hill, NC: Seeing the World, One Drawing at a Time: Urban Sketchers opens at the Ackland Museum Store, Ackland Museum of Art, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lisbon sketch by Omar Jaramillo Opening Thursday, August 16th, will be the first group show of Urban Sketchers, an international organization of artists, architects, designers, whose popular blog http://urbansketchers.org has gained a worldwide following since its beginning four years ago. From commuters on a packed rush-hour subway to coffee drinkers at sidewalk cafés, glimpses of everyday city life are captured by members of the group, who share a passion for drawing in cities and who are committed to “showing the […]
I wanted to make sure to get some July sketches posted, so here they are. It’s overcast, very hot, and quiet today. I hope for rain.
You would think that people sitting in a café that sells gelato, espresso drinks, cakes, and martinis would be happy. I thought they were happy as I drew them, if I thought about it at all. When I got home and looked at the faces in my sketchbook, I saw a different story. Was it remorse, disappointment, nostalgia for the lost ice cream of their childhoods that made their faces sad? Alas, we will never know.
I love the clothing shop run by two dear friends and have long wanted to sketch some vignettes of its interior. Here are three. Next time, I hope to include Amy and Katherine in the drawings… they were busy with customers when I made these.
Like all Urban Sketchers, I’m always at the ready for adventure! I was so happy when my fortune cookie told me I had more in store soon. It’s not the Oracle of Delphi, my fortune cookie, but it knows what it knows. And like all Urban Sketchers, I like to be on the move. Here are some more of my attempts to sketch fast, in the car. Not driving. And if you’re looking for proper perspective and scale, you’ll need to look elsewhere. I’m just trying to get that moving car gestalt down!
I’m making lots of food illustrations for a foodlovers’ guide to our area, so this means I’ve been eating in lots of restaurants lately. Here are two recent sketches from all that dining! I also took a few moments to sketch President Obama last night, at his health care press conference. I added color today. It’s not a great likeness, but you get the idea, I think!
In the midst of a busy summer, I eked out a few sketches recently, three for the 23rd International Sketchcrawl yesterday and one, because why not. Happy July to one and all!