Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007 - Ink on Phone Book

Myrna Wacknov (see my sidebar for her blogspot) had a challenge to paint/sketch with ink on old phone book pages. I tried it and it was fun.

I put several together into a little interactive vignette when I finished them (did about a dozen but some were just blobs of ink when I finished). I used the business section of the yellow pages - it might be interesting to carry this out further and, using the businesses listed (bakery, library, etc), create a sketch around that subject?

This first one - a possible self-portrait?

I think this one on the left is going to be wrapped in cellophane and given out as Halloween candy.

And this one on the right - just 3 models for art class who have no body image issues.

And this guy? He's a body builder at the gym!

And now almost time for my open figure drawing session on this lovely fall day.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


Finally! A use for the 100 pounds of old phone books we have! Locally, we get far too many of these, what a waste of paper when we look up everything on the Internet!

I like your idea of using the appropriate pages in the yellow pages to have the sketches represent. Cool.


Sandy Maudlin said...

You said 'never never never...hardly ever!!' for a landscape on a full sheet!?! It's MUCH easier to paint big than small. And I really like the freedom of line in the phone book drawings. Hope drawing class was fun today too.

Nancy Standlee said...

Rhonda, like what you've done with the phone book and Myrna's projects. I drew some today in a sketch book to post on her blog later and want to try some phone book drawings. I'm home for awhile and in Nov. have the Arne Westerman workshop but I can drive back and forth.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Susan, Sandy and Nancy :) Yep, a use for those old books you may still have lying around (we recycle ours but had this one under some stuff in my art room :)

Glad you will take a break for a while, Nancy! You're wearing me out :)

Drawing session was good - just a few of us there and some regulars missing but I'll post those later today or tomorrow - haven't taken photos yet today.