Friday, January 26, 2018
Daily art report 2 -- imaginary places
Two years ago when I did a daily drawing, I bought a couple of sketchbooks that I really liked. Each time I went through a sketchbook I would buy a slightly larger one for the next volume, gradually forcing myself to draw larger and larger as the year went by; the largest one was 6 x 8". So when I decided on the map project for this year I thought that some of my daily pieces would be sketches, and again I bought a slightly bigger book -- this one is 6 x 9.
I called this Book 1 and decided that it would hold any kind of sketches, either totally imaginary maps, accurate maps depicting (perhaps) my travels that day, or chimeras that combine real and imaginary components.
I'm starting slow, still finding my balance, so it's not surprising that I returned to comfortable patterns that I did many times during my year of daily drawing. Several of the sketches have shown imaginary lands and cities in different scales, much like those I drew two years ago. I was happy to see that my Micron pens in many different colors have not dried up in the interim, even though I have rarely used them.
Hmm -- maybe that's an idea for a future day's map.
I'll show you more of my sketchbook maps in the next post.