…completely different. My last post was unexpectedly popular (a six-fold increase in visitors to the site!), and hopefully there are wooden sketchbooks now emerging from book-presses all over the world. Here’s a sketch from a small exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, the colourful wood carvings of Carlos Zapata. They’re like 3D illustrations and very lovely. The seven figures on the shelf are animal saints, and the ones at the bottom are from a series of altars depicting childhood, love, pregnancy, old age and death.
Brown Faber-Castell Broadpen 1554, Lexington grey in water-brush, and watercolour, A5 – about 20 mins in the gallery, and 30 mins at home adding colour
Fantastic sketches of fantastic creatures!
Thanks Tina. Have you started packing your sketching kit for Manchester yet? Your current style seems to be much more minimal (black brush shadows, white highlights, key line elements, a splash of colour, lots of untouched paper) so it’ll be interesting to see how much you need as a correspondent, covering all the bases!