Among my traditions in the sketchbook is sketching food, especially pastry, before eating. In Italy this summer I provided some pastry, but each person had to sketch before they ate.
As a demonstration I took a piece and sketched it with pencil, yellow brush pen, Sepia ink pen and purple marker. Limited tools are often useful in getting you to combine the colors in shadows on and off the subject. Treat pastry like a miniature landscape.
Note the top of the pastry looks whiter than the paper around it because of the contrast of the dark shadow.
This was the title page for my Sketchbook/Journal number 60. I started it in the Frankfurt, Germany airport on my way to teach in Italy. The 4th Edition of the Drawing book by Enstice and Peters features this page in their sketchbook section. It is color here and will be in black and white in the printed book. This has images from Rome, Siena, Frankfurt, and a pastry shop.
Here is a photo taken by Roz Waugh in Stroncone, Italy last month. We have set our sketchbooks out after working in this hill town in Umbria. Barbara, Laurie, and Judi look on as I comment about one of the sketches.
Sketchbooks in Italy workshop just concluded and the afterglow of the people, the food, the places are still fresh in my memory. This sketch was done on the edge of the Northern wall of Assisi. We paused to take in the landscape before beginning our journey to the churches of St. Francis of Assisi.
I'm back from teaching Sketchbooks in Italy 2010. The title page for Sketchbook Number 71 was drawn in Venice, Italy. I'll keep adding images from the current sketchbook each week on Saturdays. Italy was another wonderful experience.
I'm off to teach in Italy this August. My next scheduled Sketchbook workshop is in November in Portland, Oregon through the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. It is full and has a waiting list. Please add your name to the waiting list.
Start a new sketchbook and keep working in the old one.
Sketchbook Workshop at CLAY SPACE, May 22,23 in Eugene, Oregon. Call 541.653.8089 for registration details.
Drop in Studio at UO Bookstore May 15. 2-4 pm. Special meeting with Director of LaRomita School of Art March 31 in Eugene and April 1 in Portland.
The Dalles Oregon April 10, 2010 Salem, Oregon, The Art Department Store May 1, 2010 Eugene, Oregon, The DUCK Store- Open Studio May 15, 2010 UO Center, White Stag, Portland July 15,16, 2010 Sitka Center July 27,28, 2010 La Romita, Italy August 18- September 1, 2010 Sitka Special Workshops in Portland, November 14, 2010
Ken, Professor Emeritus from the University of Oregon, teaches short workshops in Sketchbooks throughout the Northwest and in Italy and Japan.
Ken started the company Imagination International, Inc. and was president from 1998-2011. He worked on over 28 international projects with his friends in Japan. Currently his is President Emeritus.