More Yearbook Sketches

February 4, 2011

The full post is short and about my fascination with high school yearbook faces and other journaling notes.

Above: Journal spread (16 x 10 inches; defunct paper). More practice sketches of faces from a high school yearbook. Faber-Castel Pitt Artist's Calligraphy pen. Daniel Smith watercolor background added after figure on the left was drawn.

As evidenced from this page I sit and listen to TV sometimes when I am doing practice sketches. Then I might write some notes down about my day in the negative space, or write notes about what I overhear.

And yes, what you are reading in the writing is correct—I went back another time to view the children's book illustrators' personal art. Have you see it yet? Why not!?

    • Miss T
    • February 4, 2011

    Roz, were you at the Joyce Lyon lecture yesterday? Because if not, then a doppelganger has infiltrated my sketchbook.

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    “As evidenced from this page I sit and listen to TV sometimes when I am doing practice sketches.”

    I do the same thing. It’s amazing how much you can get out of some TV shows without actually *looking* at them. I’m not exactly sure what that says about the shows, though!

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    Miss T, I was indeed at the lecture. If you sketched me in your journal, please send a jpg so I can enter you in the PJI drawing. (For details see the left column, beneath the Page listings, and click on the box that has a drawing of me in it and says “Draw Roz: Project Journal Infiltration.”

    I thought Joyce gave a wonderful lecture!

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    Colin, yep some shows are only talking heads. Some shows I have to watch, however, and only get to sketch when I am re-listening to those shows much in the way some people might listen to music. There is something soothing to me to listen to the voices of my favorite actors.

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    Love these sketches, Roz. Plus, I’m so glad to hear you mention IFJM! Getting excited!!!

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    Melinda, be excited, very excited. I’m looking forward to a great IFJM this year. I’m glad you will be returning to have another go at it.

    Things are in full swing for preparation here—buttons to design and order, sketchbook to finalize, character to think about. I’ve got a fun idea and am excited about it. I have even involved other friends in my madness—though they have gone along happily.

    Starting in March I’ll be posting more about everything IFJM related over on the other blog. Hope you’ll join me there.

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    I’ll definitely be checking the other blog for news. Can’t wait! 🙂

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