Friday, March 09, 2012

Sketchbook 1986

Today I found an old sketchbook of mine from 1986 in the garage. It's so interesting to compare drawings from my past to those in my present. And most dear of all was the art my children drew in there. I know the ones marked H were from my daughter Heather.  But some of the art was when she was 4 1/2 and some from when she was 8.  So the scribbled pages may have been by her of by her younger sister, but I have no way to know without the name on the page.  So if your kids are doing art, don't forget to get them to sign it or sign it for them.

Interesting to note was it had a lot of my calligraphy practice in it. That means I've been doing calligraphy for over 25 years. But not consistently. I was also doing art like Zentangles back them. Maybe that's why I don't give Zentangles any credit.  Drawing patterns on things is nothing new. I owe more credit for learning to do such things to Mark Kistler and his book Draw Squad that I bought about 30 years ago. His course covers overlapping, shading, perspective, details, contouring, proportion, well, in short, the same things that are covered in Zentangles.

Some of my drawings from the sketch book are worth me doing a final version to sell on cards on Zazzle or on T-shirts on Cafe Press or to make rubber stamps of. It's like a walk down memory lane.

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