Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Art of a Sketchbook

Assorted bottles & jars on my desk, 6" x 9" sketchbook, ©2013 Nancy Van Blaricom
These are a few bottles and a jar that were on my desk the morning of August 30th, 2012

An assortment of my sketchbooks on the left & on the right some of my books on drawing.


Today while out shopping I picked up a Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.  It is a delightful issue with a couple of items on drawing.  I thought I'd share this page from the magazine ...

To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours: drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane, modeling.  
See what remains after that.
- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867)

Also in this same issue there is a four page article on Juliette Aristides & Sherrie McGraw. 

Both are fabulous artists and I'm thrilled to own both Sherrie McGraw's book The Language of Drawing as well as Juliette Aristrides book titled Lessons in Classical Drawing.

I hope you have a wonderful week-end and get out and do some sketching or drawing.

1 comment:

  1. Now that I am sketching more I have a new interest and appreciation for it! I love your sketches of every day objects. So simple but so unique.