Life can be crazy hectic most days. (Like today when I totally forgot it was leap year and scheduled everything a day behind, yikes!) Yet even on the run there’s always time for a quick drawing. While walking Oliver in the stroller last Tuesday, I caught an opportunity to stop briefly and draw a small reportage of these two men who seemed so deep in the moment. (They never saw us coming…or going!) - Have a good one! Michele
Archive for February, 2012
I found myself on the train with pastels, not the best of situations. None the less, I quickly took note of the setting sun. grounds for something in the future. —Dominick
Spent a nice afternoon drawing and sipping cappuccino, watching the bakers make bread. Hope you’re all having a nice leisurely Sunday.
posted by Veronica
So, I like pigeons. I don’t think they’re rats with wings!
Here in New York City the winter season’s been incredibly mild. Whether good or bad in the big picture, I can bank that no one’s complaining. With spring rounding the corner there’s a certain kind of light that’s always a tip off that winter’s drifting. Inspired by it’s essence, here’s a little vision of spring as the crocuses begin to peek their way through the sleepy soil. Enjoy!
Drawing in crayon and watercolor by Michele
The first time I have ever seen a cardinal look a little sinister. —Dominick
So I was sitting down drawing as I overheard these two men casually having a conversation about someone being brutally murdered. I had to draw them.
One of the great things about New York City is its wealth of good restaurants. Drew this in one of them. Happy Weekend!
Posted by Veronica
I don’t know how I determined this, but vines have/need angels!
It happened just like that. That’s Greg there working on an assignment. -Despina
Another drawing/painting in the food series I’ve been working on.
Eddie’s post last Sunday inspired me to flip thru one of my sketchbooks from deep in the archives. What a trip! I found drawings I did my second summer on location with my teacher and mentor, the late David J. Passalaqua. Despite dating myself, this drawing was done in Disney World in 1992. (Yep, it’s 20 years old!)
There’s something magical about looking back and seeing the dawn of where my design, lines, and graphics have grown from. Like Eddie, “I look at this drawing and I remember the smell, what I was wearing, how I felt and what I was thinking”…and for that, I’ll be forever grateful. – Michele Bedigian
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Drawing in a church. This drawing was done in Paris. Each drawing I make is like building my own personal time machine. I look at this drawing and I remember the smell, what I was wearing, how I felt and what I was thinking.
I recently had the opportunity to do a series of illustrations for Canson Paper, to be featured on their various pads. This is a drawing I did of cherry blossoms, with colored pencil, that is featured on the Canson Mi-Tientes pads. The pads are available in stores now.
I really enjoyed doing this one – did it at my brother-in-laws house in Washington DC. The idea of planting cherry trees in DC was first introduced in 1905 by Elizabeth Skidmore, the first female board member of the National Geographic Society. Eventually she got the first lady, Helen Taft, interested in the idea. Jokiche Takamine, a Japanese chemist (who discovered adrenaline) heard of the first lady’s interest and, along with Mr. Midzuno, the Japanese consul to New York City, donated 2000 cherry trees on behalf of Tokyo. (You can read more in the Wikipedia entry HERE.)
I love that the chemist who discovered adrenaline was responsible for starting one of the most calming things in DC – the annual appearance of the lovely cherry blossoms!
Posted by Veronica Lawlor
A drawing I made for a Caribbean Anansi story, Crab.