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Vector Drawing From the Masters

Bauhaus vector drawingThis is some vector practice, inspired by the Bauhaus artist, Anni Albers. A long time ago I took this course called “Drawing from the Masters.” It involved visiting area museums and attempting to copy paintings, and sketch statues. It was very useful, and I thought about bringing that approach into the present by taking this wonderfully simple bauhaus style doodle and converting it to vectors. As usually, wrestling with those bezier curves is always harder than it looks.

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Bahamian Lizard

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This is a vectorized lizard drawing based on a photo I took in the Bahamas. The only thing special about this is that I quickly painted a background using the layers app on my iphone, and added it to the sketch. I like the way it roughens up the finished product.

Mini Sketches

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I’ve been working on some mini sketches at lunch time. Previously I would sit my 2 year old twins down for lunch and then settle into my own feeding frenzy of news and blog posts. I convinced myself it was a necessary thing to spend some time out of “mommy” mode and read actual blog posts and news written for adults. But I’ve been reading “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr and it’s convincing me that my time could be much better spent. I love this book because it’s helping me realize that there’s a scientific reason why I often feel like a rat reaching for his pellet each time I go check twitter or pinterest or instagram. So hopefully I will remember to make these little drawings each day in an attempt to remember how to draw.