A few months ago I wrote a post about some artwork I did inspired by a book: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, by Carla Sonheim. (Look here for that post.) I’ve done some recent work inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet. Now I’m doing a small series of posts to show you the results. Search this blog under the term “sidewalk art” to find earlier posts in the series.
My method is to take one photo and rotate it through a circle – that way I can do four drawings from one photo. Here is the source photo for the drawings done on 9/1/19:
and here are the drawings.
Are you thinking of translating some of these into paintings? (K)
No, for me, once is enough, and twice would lose the fresh feeling and enjoyment I feel in doing this. And I don’t want color involved. Don’t know why, but to me, the fun is the discovery and revealing of the forms in the lines.
They look like mosaics. I can seem them as collages too.
I am never going to tire of seeing these. They are all fantastic. The one in the bottom right immediately made me think of a man trying to go to sleep on a pillow made of Swiss cheese. That probably tells you more about my psyche than it does your art.
Thank you, I am laughing about the Swiss cheese sleeper, because you are totally right. I love that viewpoint.
I look at these and I wonder what I was thinking when I made them. Not in a bad way, just sort of shaking my head. This is one wacky world I’ve got going here.
Carla Sonheim has a sidewalk crack book for sale on Amazon if you are interested. She also does FREE art classes for kids (of all ages) every summer. 2019 she did sidewalk cracks – lots of fun ideas. I like what you did here. These are so fun to do, I agree!! 😊
Thank you. I liked the sidewalk idea a lot, and I am trying it with other things. Any random pattern will work (snarled string, finally a use for it besides it being something the cat does in his spare time).
Thanks for the giggle about the string! 🐱💕 I like your ideas! There are so many great ideas of inspiration… 😊
Imagine if the sidewalks were actually decorated with your art – would they be so wonderful (of course no one would want to walk on them!)
Thank you. It sounds like fun. I need to get some sidewalk chalks, maybe?
I like these!
Thank you. They are fun to do and of course, with so many sidewalks in the world, an endless supply of inspiration!