Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Moleskine 5.0 Part 1

Happy New Year everyone.

It's been a pretty busy year so far. Lots of deadlines keeping me from posting more regularly. They're also keeping me from regularly sketching in my Moleskine. I started this in May 2008. I'm about two thirds of the way through it. There a a lot of work-related sketching in this one. And lots of messes.

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The page on the right is my girl-friend Rebecca Silvers taking over a page (and then showing much concern after I told this would make it online one day).
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Some short sketches form the Society of Illustrators. If you look close enough you can pick out arms, hands and faces.
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These are some sketches for a project for Dover about the Greek and Roman Gods (I'll be posting some examples in the near future).
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On the right a compsition sketch for another Dover project.
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More messes from the Society of Illustrators.
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Goofing off at an art retreat in October 2008.
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The sketch on the Right was done from reference stolen from Greg Manchess while at the art retreat.
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A bad drawing of Rebecca (in which she looks like Sandra Bernhardt) which is SO not the case.
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I went to Chicago on Halloween weekend to check out my best friend Lana Crooks' Solo Show. There the sticker from the Field Museum to prove it.
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This sticker was my pass to draw at the NYC Veterans Affairs hospital. This was a volunteer event organized by Joan Chiverton in mid December. A few illustrators from the Society got together and drew the patients at the VA Hospital to try to ease their pain. We gave them the portraits afterward, but I managed to take a few shots and will post them in the near future as well. This was a great event and I may get another chance to participate next week.
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Also, Today I posted my 600th Nude on Nude of the Day.

Related Posts: Moleskine, Moleskine continued, Moleskine 2.0, Moleskine 3.0, Moleskine 2007: A Year in Review, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 1, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 2


Piya said...

Dude, these are amazing! You do so much with a humble Moleskine. See you at the CC this weekend?

Arkady Roytman said...

thanks Piya.
I'll be there.

Jelaine Faunce said...

Absolutely incredible work. So glad I found your blog.

Julián Abreu said...

hellooooo!!!!!!! I gotta tell ya.......This is one of the best blogs i ever seen.CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

Arkady Roytman said...

Jelaine and Julian - Thank you both very much!

Jens said...

cool stuff man, crazy chaotic sketchbook, kinda like mine ;)

Ron Russell said...

The sketches are unusual and show a great deal of insight, although I certainly no critic. I dabble, but just that. My sister on the other hand does great southwest art on deerskins. She can be found at a commerical site.