I was part of the Drawing Arcade with the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators this afternoon as part of the DRAW2014 Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University Why Draw Now? Well, why not? It’s always spend time with other artists and illustrators and to see art and other works new to me. I had entirely my feline art because it’s all based on my daily sketches and commissioned works, and of all things my Feline Style Sampler book was very popular, as was my 12 Sketches of Cats 2014 Calendar.
I borrowed the original sketch for “Two Cats After van Gogh” and had the originals for several other original sketches there as well as my garden flag with the award-winning “Cats After van Gogh” series and others. My table was on an outside corner in the room and I used the space the best I could for display.
A few of the other exhibitors had animal artwork as well and studying others’ work is always instructional for me. Below, four of my favorite of Jeffrey Brunner’s watercolor and acrylic sketches from Hey Beast Studio. He also published his illustrated book Armadilla to Zebu featuring an animal for each letter of the alphabet through CreateSpace.
The woodblock prints from Tugboat Printshop were fascinating to study! My linoleum block prints are an offshoot of this ancient relief-printing technique using wood, and the birch wood they used for their panels had a fine, tight grain that held a lot of detail.
They were also multi-colored and used several blocks to achieve the colored prints. Below is a detail of the upper right print in the photo above as an example of the style and detail.
Hannah Luoni is also a painter and illustrator focusing on animals in ink, watercolor and acrylic.
Ilene Winn-Lederer incorporates animals and people into mythical creatures in a unique and highly detailed style for her works including the two books The Alchymical Zodiac and Between Heaven and Earth: An Illustrated Torah Commentary, which illustrates the entire Old Testament.
I didn’t get to meet the author of Daily Geology, but I loved his idea of daily sketches from his life, and binding the sketches into small monthly issues.
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