hello patterns & paws

28 Jun

Long time blog readers will be excited today, as I am sharing more progress from the collaborative sketchboooks that I’ve been creating for a while now with my talented friend Anika Starmer (the envelope below contained my recent additions). patternsandpaws1Several years ago, we embarked on an exciting project together, and haven’t looked back since. The basis of patterns & paws was spawned from the fact that Anika loves patterns and I love paws; we just decided to draw in sketchbooks together. We create diptychs, where Anika draws on the left pages while I draw on the right, and we also work on pieces together, overlapping our imagery on two page spreads. If you would like to see the evolution of the project be sure to check out these six previous posts (in chronological order):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Below are my latest additions to the books: the first three photos capture my responses to Anika’s most recent patterns, while the last three show the new pages I created for Anika to draw upon. patternsandpaws2 patternsandpaws3 patternsandpaws4 patternsandpaws7 patternsandpaws5 patternsandpaws6Let Anika and I know what you think of our collaborative books; commments and thoughts are always appreciated!

3 Responses to “hello patterns & paws”

  1. Florence Heaps (@FlozSays) 28/06/2013 at 12:15 #

    Hi, I’ve happened upon your blog and this going to sound cheesy but its really quite inspiring! Love the idea of a collaborative sketchpad which doesn’t allow for the controlling analness that sometimes grips me (and I’m sure others) when I’m working. Got to just have fun and not worry. Don’t stop! :)

    • naturesmyfriend 28/06/2013 at 12:20 #

      Hi Florence! That is not cheesy at all! thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy to have inspired you to continue exploring and allowing your artwork to be free. Art should always be enjoyed! Hope you will come visit again :)

  2. anika 02/07/2013 at 16:27 #

    Loved getting these in the mail again! I’m letting your images sink in and brainstorming some new ideas! Too much fun!

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