Easter owls for you! XOX
I have been trying be self-disciplined and make as many personal drawings as work drawings. I thought, hey, if I could do one drawing for myself for every sketch for work, I could actually make some progress in the ol' sketchbook… I think I was kidding myself.
Anyhow, I have been taking accordion lessons since January, which DOES make me want to draw old men playing squeeze boxes.
An old sketch from a few months ago.
Hi lovelies, here are some sketches and drawings from my India type camp sketchbook. I find it can be a treat have time off from client work to take time to observe and explore in a sketchbook :)
We had an amazing time learning about tamil and typography in India! The time was divided between Chennai and Pune. We worked on many interesting projects, one of the best being learning from Indian sign painters and creating our own bilingual signage with English and Tamil. My 'client' was a Hindu prayer supply shop. They seemed pretty happy when Pavithra translated what I had made for them.
Tara Books was the amazing venue we had the opportunity to work in for the workshops. They design and facilitate the production of gorgeous handmade books (through a print shop run by a man called Mr. A)… honestly these books made me drool. Or rather, just a new appreciation for things that are made my hand at a slower pace with amazing quality.
Here are some links to the two that came home with me :)
I will be away from the studio Feb 20 - Mar 4, doing typography workshops in India! I'll be checking my email occasionally, but not taking anything new until March. Hopefully I will have awesome pictures and hand drawn type samples to share when I return! xo.
Skier commission fini. Working a little different in this one and thinking about creating a series of Alberta prairie images based the style of this piece. I took some inspiration in the shapes and clouds from one of my favourite group of seven painters, Lauren Harris.
I listen to Same Cooke at least a couple times a day. Working on some new ideas/things with song lyrics, more to come… this is a rough sketch of one thing.
Sketches for a commission. I have been on a couple ski outings this year, its very nice to draw things you like to do :)
Client: City of Edmonton
I've worked on the Master Naturalist program for about four years now, love the concept of a city run program where you receive a certificate for being kind to Edmonton's River Valley :D