Ehawk and I are still working on our sketchbook! We had a fast turn around this past month. She sent me a snail inspired by my previous piece and a recent trip of hers. Once a snail was dropped into the game, I think we both are fast to find art we wanted to make. For this piece I would say more than art inspired me.
This sketchbook is on a very relaxed schedule. Thank you for that eHawk! I had our book for most of the fall and then past Christmas. Then I finished a Holiday card for the family and couldn’t postpone anymore. I hadn’t intended to dally on my page for that long, I even had an idea.
This is what came of it.
This is a battle in Thailand of the bugs and faeries there. It was so much fun to look up all the bugs and apply their coloring and wing designs to the faeries. Of course looking at this more now I wished I could manage to get my humanesque (in this case) bodies to have depth as much I do with animals and bugs.
I practice, I started out drawing people when I first found I couldn’t stop drawing as a kid. I still practice figure drawing. However, whenever I leave my sketching level I lose whatever gesture I have expressed in my sketch. I think this is a common problem and one that is worked out by 10,000 hours practicing. One of my goals for this year to spend even more focused time on them. I am hoping some other mediums will help me find the missing piece.
Until then looking forward to what eHawk draws next.
I am always so grateful for my friends. They keep me positive amidst all the strange happenings that go on in our world.
Recently I was so pumped to be contacted by my friend eHawk. We have both been swamped in daily projects and both are looking to focus our time towards our long term goals. In an effort to create routine and collaborate, we are jointly filling a sketchbook.
eHawk started the book with this page. Our plan is to fill the sketchbook each riffing off the other for inspiration of each new spread.
From her work, I made this my first page.
10 points for anyone that can identify the birds. This is based on a Southern White Rhino. Bring awareness and keep Rhinos in our world!
We aren’t setting deadlines for this project. You will just have to keep an eye out. I have mailed the sketchbook back so, look for an update from her on what comes next!