Monday, August 25, 2008

200 BLOCK West Jones Street

Every time - it is so gratifying and surprising to stitch the drawing together and lean back and look at the block. To compare building widths, heights, rhythm of openings, height of the main level. I can surmise this block was built in the mid-1800s, with the building at the eastern end a later addition.

Friday, August 22, 2008

200 BLOCK West Jones Street_Raw Material

I've finished the FIRST block of the Jones Street. There's a long road (street) ahead...

I finished - mostly - last night, but left a few unknowns. I could not tell from the photos I shot where a door belonged on the bottom left house and what its roof was like. I also missed the garden wall between the two with a small grotto fountain. I checked it out at lunch on my bike between downpours. Endless rain is good drawing weather - I don't feel guilty for staying in. But - enough, already!

Notice the window swap on the street level double rowhouse. Drawing surgery.
The window blinds on the neighboring house are way too dark. Remind me to lighten them. I normally don't draw them, but there was little texture, otherwise. Perhaps I should have rendered some of the beautiful brick facade.

You know you've been drawing a lot when your neck is strained and your upper back is tight and your - um - rear is sore from the nice old hardwood chair that fits the drawing table. It's rough.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Dichotomy

Too many ideas and not enough time, always. This weekend I indulged in several new sprouts. One is shooting toward drawing-maps of Savannah. These two drawings, one layer each just completed, compare the urban structure of Savannah and an Italian hilltown - Phase One.
Drawing one million tiny thin lines can be therapeutic.

Jones Street is just under the surface...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Long Hard Beginning

The past few weeks have been a great whirlwind. Lots of work, lack of sleep, travel. Jones Street is finally ink on paper.