"Kultur" step by step
The International Book Fair is taking place right these days in Frankfurt. This year I am not going but some of my drawings are.
Among them is this one I drew last year for the sketchbook initiative organized by the German professional organization for illustrators (Illustratoren Organisation e.V., short: IO). They put five sketchbooks in circulation, each with a different theme ("Guidebook", "Sport", "Gossip & Tittle-Tattle", "Weather" and "Culture"), each illustrator who had signed up would receive the book from a colleague, draw something related to the theme and send it forward to the next illustrator. All in one week time. The IO will exhibit the sketchbooks in its booth at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
I chose the theme "Culture". Drawing in the beautiful sketchbook was a little intimidating; no undo button, just one page for each illustrator, no trial and error possible in the book, panic to destroy by mistake the work of the illustrators who had drawn before oneself and not knowing what would come after your own piece, so that you couldn't see the final piece your drawing was becoming part of. Until now.
That is why I was very meticulous with the process that I share here with you. I always find interesting to see how others work and thought, this could be interesting for some of you. Click on the images to see them bigger.
Et voilà! I liked the result and I resolved to use this mixed techniques more often. But, like with so many other things, that didn't happen. Yet.