This weekend I was drawing quite a bit in my sketchbook (an old one from Zecchi’s I resurfaced from my time in Florence!). I recently bought an illustrated version of Alexander Pope’s poem The Rape of the Lock. The illustrations are by the adored Aubrey Beardsley and, in consequence, are absolutely amazing. I was suddenly overcome with the urge to draw bits and pieces of Beardsley’s illustrations. Below is a photograph from one of the pages in my sketchbook. It provides one with an idea of what Beardsley’s drawings are like and I would highly recommend getting a copy of the the illustrated poem. A literary masterpiece combined with a visual arts masterpiece!
I also did some very quick sketches of my nephew. Drawing children is fun because they are always moving, their proportions are different than that of adult’s, and they make the best faces! The challenge for this was that I didn’t have an eraser so there was no room for error.
And lastly, here are some sketches for a site-specific ceiling painting I have been commissioned to do.