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 1/6/20:
and here are the drawings.
I love this idea, Claudia. I still haven’t tried it yet. But I shall. Thanks for sharing.
Your welcome. My suggestion is, take the photos if you see good cracked sidewalks and you’ll have them ready when the urge hits. I am working right now from photos I think I took 9 or so months ago, and some last summer (I took a lot, I was in a great spot for sidewalks needing repair…)
A great group. (K)
These things may be saving my sanity. Who knew cracked sidewalks could have such purpose to them?
Just doing their job.
These are fantastic! I really ought to try this some time.
Snap a few photos when you see the right cracks, or maybe go out and walk around the neighborhood and amass a collection, then when the moment comes, you’ll have just what you need.
Hello again! I have missed your wonderful whimsical art. I love Carla Sonheim
Oh, how nice to see you! I hope you are well. I have gotten so much mileage out of this simple suggestion for art. I just keep drawing…