Posts tagged drawing

Posted 1 year ago

“All Over Coffee” Artist Paul Madonna Kicks Off the Latest Market Street Poster Series | Public Art & Civic Art Collection

Paul Madonna Chinatown color illustration 

Paul Madonna has some color work for the City!  I still love his monochrome work best (and plan to buy a print or two as soon as I’m not paying for my own health insurance), and LOVE his most recent book, Everything Is Its Own Reward.

Posted 1 year ago

Illustrations from Joerg Steineck’s new project MOAIS (via MOAIS).

Posted 1 year ago
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Pablo Picasso, Ink drawing, 1931.

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Pablo Picasso, Ink drawing, 1931.

(Source: toomuchart)

Posted 2 years ago

Urban Sketchers: sketches in The Kathmandu Post by Samantha Zaza

I love that even in this digital age, the art of drawing by hand is as vibrant as ever…

Katmandu Post Sketches

I’m a photographer, but I trained as an architect, and find that drawings can capture the feeling of a place in lovely ways…

Posted 2 years ago

A video of… a book: a charming, illustrated notebook by Mayke Nunes in “My Moleskine® daily (by maykelcn1).”

I’ve seen several good videos of books, as new media attempts to capture the beauty of ‘“old” media.

(Of course, the video sites also contain boring, unnecessarily long video explanations about the colors used in each page and which celebrity portraits were pasted in…  Which is why I appreciate the video posted here all the more for its simplicity, clarity, and high quality work!  To my great amusement, some of the young recorders call turning pages “a flip,” and emphasize the word “page” as if it is trademarked and branded…  I hope they get over that. )

Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago

Omar Jaramillo posted some lovely sketches from his trip to Hannover, including some photos (not posted here) of a public book kiosk, where you can take or leave books for others to read.  Which is terribly cool.  Though here in SF, we would get competitive about it, thinking that our kiosks reflected the neighborhood, and so would stack the selections.  I’m admitting this here now: if we ever get such a kiosk, I will deny this hotly.  (via Urban Sketchers: Altstadt Hannover)

Posted 2 years ago

I always love the Urban Sketchers groups and pages.  Sketching is a great way to experience the world.  This is a lovely sketch on the organization’s blog of a church in Stockholm by Nina Johansson.  (via Urban Sketchers: Johannes church)

Posted 3 years ago

Sketch Walk @ Marina Bay Boulevard - Urban Sketchers Singapore (by Wan Zhong Wei).

This is excellent on several levels.  It shows that modern urban landscapes are suitable for study in traditional artistic media.  (I know this, you know this, but some people will ONLY paint ‘still life with flowers’ for all eternity.)  It is cool because it shows modern people of all ages MAKING ART.  And it is a very skilled use of video in capturing what it was like to participate, and what the many varied results were.

I’m using this as an excuse to buy a hot press watercolor notebook later today. :)