Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Drawing In Church - 1/27

Sorry for the mid-week delay on this one (actual paying gigs getting in the way again!)

9 comments:

julia said...

i like this a lot.

John Hendrix said...

Hi Julia.
Linda tells me you got into CMYK?

Tirzah said...

I like the arrows in the words alot.

julia said...

yah! =) it's the current issue with the cute godzilla cover. you've seen all the work before, so it's nothing new.
btw, is your style changing? i dont think i remember seeing you put your colored sketchbook style linework beside your painterly stuff very much before..

John Hendrix said...

As for the style question-

This is a great example of using your sketchbook as a proving ground. I've been working with colored pens for years, but with little opportunity in my finished professional work.
So, recently, I've been intentionally looking for places where I can draw directly on the final art without a sketch underneath. Its frightening! The lobster piece a few weeks back was done without a sketch underneath.

I think it is healthy to practice a discipline of risk. It easy to get comfortable with a proven process and never flirt with failure. I like the line drawings, but its not right for every piece.

peter said...

Just had a weekend in Berlin with students so catching up with your drawings in church. Each Sunday as I start mine I now have you in mind as well!!
When is the next IAM conference? Maybe I could get over from London.

peter said...

sorry - week!! a weekend is not enough for all that art and history in Berlin!!

peter said...

Dear John
Can save you having to answer - just checked out the website. Looks like I will have to plan for IAM 2009!
enjoy....

John Hendrix said...

Too bad we'll miss each other this year. Keep checking in on the blog.