Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Drawing in Church

A page from my sketchbook from last fall. Drawing in Church is going to be a regular feature on this blog. I have quite an archive of things like this. My hope is that the accessible format of this blog will allow me to post stuff from my sketchbook every week.

12 comments:

Andi said...

remember- don't draw severed heads in church.

John Hendrix said...

Thank you for the comment! Please repeat.

logan said...

As a kid I would disassemble the tithing envelopes for a nicely sized drawing area. I've long since graduated to sketchbooks in church as well.

I dig the sketches. I always like the 'casual' quality of your line, very organic you know? Did you happen to take Jim McMullans drawing class while at SVA?

Stephen said...

I'm glad there were others who used the inside of envelopes...

We're all looking forward to more "Drawing in Church"

John Hendrix said...

I never did work directly with McMullan, though I met him acouple times. Thanks for the compliments on the lines. I often worry they don't offer enough visual variety.

I didn't use tithing envelopes, but I do remember feeling so excited when the bulletin cover was left mostly blank.

Crabby Rangoon said...

My husband draws in church, too. I used to think it sacriligious, but I've since gotten over it. At least he doesn't draw severed heads.

John Hendrix said...

Andrea caught me drawing a naked woman once. "But its you! See, she's pregnant!" I said.

Perhaps I should ask for the spiritual gift of discernment.

What I tell people (and it is generally true) is that when I'm drawing it really activates my listening. I've been listening to podcasts and audiobooks while drawing for a long time now. I love it! I subscribe to about 15-20 podcasts and usually listen to all them over the course of the work week.

Andi said...

don't draw naked women in church- especially your pregnant wife.

matt kirkland said...

When I was 8 I made a drawing of a caveman dragging a naked woman by the hair (back to his cave, I suppose). Mom hissed at me disapprovingly, but Dad framed it and kept it in his office.

matt kirkland said...

oh, she 'hissed' because we were in church at the time. I think it was during the offertory.

John Hendrix said...

I should post that drawing as Defense Exhibit A. What do you think, Andi?

Andi said...

i stand by my original comment. no nudity in church.