Sketchbook Project 2012, a change of idea

I have a sudden change of idea. The theme is still I Remember You but instead of sketching people, I am now sketching animals and people which/who stay closely in my heart. They will be based on photos that I took over the years. It’s better this way as it’s very hard for me to find photos of famous people with fair-use.

And for that, I took out all the original pages out of the airmailed sketchbook and replaced it with 200gsm cartridge papers with less texture, easier for me to draw using graphite. There goes Lady D, Audrey and Anita. But I’ll keep them safe in my archive.

Here’s what the first page is all about: Pets 1980s.

 

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42, fourty two…

Yes, that’s the number of my age. I am not going to lie.

I shared my birthday with Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978). A tribute to her was displayed yesterday on Google. She was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. Several of her illustrated children’s books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991.

Very inspiring woman.

Taking this chance to wish Azah Skaliskala, a very happy birthday too.

Staring at the ocean, pondering what the future will be. ~Camps Bay, South Africa, July 2011.

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