A while back 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.) It’s turned into an ongoing series. I’ve been very inspired by the same subject – the cracks in the sidewalks under my feet.
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 5/21/20:
and here are the drawings.
I love this exercise, it was one that I enjoyed most when Carla taught it last year?
Hit the return button by mistake …. I really like your layout of the cracks in the concrete. Interestingly I was just reading a closely related version of this in Learning by Heart by Corita Kent & Jan Steward. That exercise is to make multiple drawings of the cracks at different times of the day to observe changes made by the passage of light.
These sidewalk drawings are fun and nice to do when you want to be drawing but don’t feel like too much reality! I always feel I’m illustrating fairy tales or something, given how these things seem to turn out with fanciful animals or people looking out from the drawing as if they are casting a spell or something like that!