I was inspired to do today’s sketch by the work I discovered on Giovanni Rigano’s blog. He has a small series of black and white sketches that feature young girls in a very dark and moody organic landscape featuring rocks and flora. They struck me as both beautiful and foreboding, so I thought I’d try my hand at something like it. It’s just a quick sketch, so I’m not all that happy with it…. it certainly doesn’t have the dark charm that Giovanni’s drawings do…. but what the heck. I discovered Giovanni’s blog by EARLIER discovering Pierre Alary’s amazing art blog. That’s one of the things I love the most about the web. These days, there’s a veritable TREASURE TROVE of amazing artists keeping blogs to showcase their work. Another of my absolute favorite stops in the art blogosphere is Gabriele Pennacchioli’s art blog. Gabriele’s work absolutely amazes me. His daily sketches are a pure inspiration. Gabriele has actually posted in the comments section of this blog, which is a huge honor (Hi, Gabriele…!). The wonderful thing about almost all these great blogs, though, is that they have lots of great links to the side of OTHER amazing artists who also keep blogs. You can blog-link your way to seeing incredible art that– if you’re not careful– can take up your whole day. I know I’ve lost many, many hours being fascinated and entertained by the wonderful gems that I discover by trying these links.
The World Wide Web…. exposing art-thirsty folks like myself to new stuff every day. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Have a great weekend, all.
This is Entry 210.