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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
WIP - Art Book
I am currently working on a small, but also large, project. The Ciao Gallery in Wyoming will be hosting an exhibit of art books, in which I am participating. The books themselves are small, about 8.5"x5.5". There are 20 pages to fill, and each artist chooses a theme from which to work. I chose "The Cycle of Life." These are the first three sketches I have done. I started with a pregnant gorilla, followed by two baby animals, giraffe and snow leopard. Over the next 17 pages, I'll add animals growing up, hunting, mating, and doing other activities, and will probably end with a birth. I will post more as I go along. I am using charcoal and spraying the heck out of it with fixative so it doesn't smudge. The books must be finished by January. I am also contemplating making some of them into greeting cards after I get better photos.