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 1/22/20:
and here are the drawings.
Fantastic. That peacock like bird in the top left is exquisite. There is something a bit Klimt-esque about him.
Thank you. This particular array of cracks was really inspiring, I thought, some nice unusual shapes!
It’s fun. Try it and you’ll never see a cracked sidewalk the same way again!
Such clever extropolations
Thank you. These are a lot of fun to do and I always surprise myself in what I see in the arrangements of the cracks.
I’m taking Carla Sondheim’s “Word and Pictures” class this year. Quite fun!
I’ve taken online classes from Carla Sonheim Presents and sidewalk cracks is a hoot! However my interpretations were more serious than Carla’s , as I seemed to find pensive people rather than animals in mine…
I’ve seen all kinds of things in the cracks, if I look back at the illustrations I have done – no one category sticks out. I do like the ones that turn into people the best, though.