Missing the Fair

October 6, 2021
Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen and watercolor on OLD Gutenberg paper in a hand-bound book.

I’m still feeling waves of Fair deprivation. 

Happily while I can’t go to a fair yet, Earth of Earth’s World has been going to fairs. I asked, and Earth is happy for artists to sketch from the photos up on the website if you give attribution. #Earthsworld if you’re on Instagram.

Here’s a sketch I made late one night when I was feeling a little blue over missing the Fair. And then of course I wasn’t blue any more when I finished painting.

    • Georgy
    • October 6, 2021

    Hearing about your adventures – gives me joy. 💙

    1. Reply

      I’m really glad my stay-at-home adventures are interesting. I’m so looking forward to being out and about at my favorite places. Thanks for stopping by.

    • deb mostert
    • October 6, 2021

    oh wow Roz!! what a treasure trove of interesting folk to draw…my fingers are itching!

    1. Reply

      I hope you have fun exploring US county Fairs with Earth’s World Deb!

    • Maven
    • October 7, 2021

    I was just thinking about this same website, that I discovered recently – I’m glad you found it and that it’s providing you with good images! To me, it’s all wildly exotic and fascinating, and I’m glad to hear that it’s okay to sketch the people being photographed. (Though presumably they don’t know they’re being photographed? Hmm.)

    1. Reply

      Maven I’m glad you’re enjoying Earth’s site. Your final sentence in your comment however suggests that you might have issues of some unspecified nature.

      If you’ve read my blog you know my thoughts on drawing people in public. If not you can read them here

      Photographing people in public is completely legal and for me also completely acceptable, as it goes to expectations of privacy. People engaging in public activities don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy. I’ll leave you to research all this and find a comfort level for your own actions.

      For me, I’ll continue, when health makes it safe, to sketch people in public.

      And I’m grateful that Earth has graciously allowed artists around the world to paint from these photos, with attribution to Earth. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of artists of all types currently posting work on instagram (with attribution) from these photos, and some of the most interesting and engaging to me are the ones I see character designers creating.

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