Friday, December 27, 2013

Scraps of Paper: part 4 of a Humble Tribute to the Doodle

Casual scribbles - aimless in purpose, produced without thinking.

The Doodle

The Drawing
Scraps of an idea found on scraps of paper.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Minor works

Marginalia - in school notebooks and on agendas.







The Doodle


The Drawing

Unfocused, unconscious and simple eventually evolves.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hierarchy in the Drawing World

Continuing with the theme of the Sketchbook Project 2014, a traveling library of artist's sketchbooks, at the Brooklyn, NY Art Library, I offer page 2 of "One Step Up from a Doodle" part of my tribute to the humble doodle.





The Doodle


The Drawing
There is also rank in the drawing world.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

One Step Up From a Doodle


Last May I mentioned sketchbooks and the Brooklyn, N.Y. Art Library's collection of the Sketchbooks of  2011, 2012 and 2013. (See post of May 1, 2013 Sketchbooks and real drawings). This year I signed up again for the Sketchbook Project 2014 and have called my book "One Step Up from a Doodle" as a tribute to the humble doodle -- that source of solace and ideas. I haven't finished the sketchbook yet but wanted to start it off here with the original doodle and the drawing that came from it.

The Doodle



 
The Drawing









































There is a hierarchy in the drawing world.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Layers of the Earth

Layers of soil fold-in and re-form in layers of landscape. Earth shaped by wind and water, by farming and mining, full of ups and downs.


Sedimentary layers deposited by slow movements -- almost sedentary, seemingly still and dependable, surprising us sometimes by upheaval. What fault can we find with this?