Build it bigger – Give Some – Take some – You are On Your Own – UN Plaza

Build it bigger

Give some

Take some

You are on your own

Those were the words being chanted as I watched a free public performance at United Nations Plaza on Market Street in San Francisco.

Sitting on the brick pattern ground I sketched the scene in front of me. People paraded by my feet. I listened to chants of words. Dancers with straight postures and some with very loose bodies wove in and out of my vision. The audience was invited to build  a cardboard honeycomb structure.

My new drawing project is to sketch people in the way I sketch animals. When I sketch people I get stuck on their faces. When I draw figures the faces come out weak and in another style of drawing from the rest of the sketch.

The cardboard shapes integrated with the moving figures add some abstraction to the drawings which create a more interesting drawing. While I struggle in the studio painting and drawing feet and hands, I’ll blog about some of my drawings. As always, click on image to enlarge.

Drawing Deer with a Stick – Shall I make a Book?

The deer were hungry after the fire. Their ribs were showing. A couple of deer, followed by their babies, cautiously walked up to me. The buck appeared. I sat right down under a tree where I was standing. Rummaging though charcoal where a campfire had warmed the family during a summer visit, I found a stick and started to draw. A dozen sketches were made in one sitting. I’m thinking of making a book to sell at a reasonable price or to give away as presents to my friends. I could use a professional printing service  or I could take the drawings to a copy  store and have some books spiral bound for me. The other idea would be to create a book online. Any ideas? What do you think? How could I sell the Artists Books? Making the art is my thing. Marketing my art should be left to the experts in their field. As always, click on one of the images to enlarge.

This post is for Brad and his loving family.