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.
This just made my day! I went out for a walk and found myself looking at the sidewalk cracks. So many images came to mind.
Thank you. I find myself scanning the ground when I’m walking on the street ( as opposed to the trails I usually go on) and if I see a nice patterned square I get out my phone and grab its image. Because I know sooner or later, there will be a day when I say…feel like drawing. And also, I have found them inspiring other works too. Like seeing shapes in clouds.
I really like the color of the stones on this sidewalk.
Examining the different concrete techniques is a great by-product of looking for cracked sidewalks for this art thing. Some have no stones showing and others, plenty.
Moon man! (K)
These are all great. I really like the hybrid chicken-man who looks bored with his stroll.
Thank you. These sidewalk photos are the gift that keeps on giving. Each one is always sending me off in a new direction and usually the idea just hits me right off the bat and none of them ever the same.