I used up the last couple of pages in two sketchbooks yesterday, and because I haven’t posted anything on WordPress since October I need to share some drawings. Yes, TWO sketchbooks.
One is Stillman and Birn which I started working in last summer, and one is Strathmore which I began in October. There is in fact a third book with just a few pages left. I like all three, but I still haven’t found the perfect book for me.
About these two drawings: they were done in December at the Knights Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is a fascinating exhibit of European armor and weapons. I went early on a Monday morning and had the place to myself. These drawings are Faber Castell PITT markers in a Strathmore mixed media book. I spent about 45 minutes on the suit of armor and about 10 on the horse. I like seeing these two drawings together because of the different approaches. With the knight’s armor I was aiming for accuracy and detail, and then with the horse armor I wanted to loosen up and get something more gestural.
If I had a horse and was making armor for it, I would put a unicorn horn on it, too! Wouldn’t you?