Here is the long awaited completion to Anna Warren’s Sketchbook collaboration. The project was started in March 2015. Anna’s theme was “The Circle of Life”. I found it fascinating that we all chose plants as our muses for this book. Below is the first group page. You can get a flavor for what each artist is following.
Next is Anna’s incredible graphite drawing of a native Australian plant called Christmas Bells.The detail in this drawing is so delicate and beautifully shaded. The touch of color is very striking in contrast to the graphite. Lovely!
Karen Bailey is next with a stunning colored pencil and pen drawing of a squash blossom. There is so much playfulness in her work. I’m always amazed at her blending of colors and accents of black lines throughout the drawings.
Now on to Cathe Jacobi’s light and fun Peony blossoms. I always enjoy how Cathe uses additional lines to frame in her work, but have the petals and leaves overflow the lines.
On to my crazy Christmas Cactus blooms jutting out from the sides of the pages.
Last drawings, the group spread. There is a surprise under Cathe’s Peony petals… but that’s for Anna to discover!
And the final written section…
A huge thank you to Anna for starting this sketchbook journey. It was an honor to be part of a collaboration with such incredibly talented artists! Everyone has been so supportive of one another’s work and life. I hope we can continue forward with this friendship and sharing of art!