Are you fascinated with how an artist creates or the old sketches of painters that show the creation process? I've been thinking about how to share a different part of an artist's way of looking at things and it was suggested to me to share my graphite sketches with you.
Sketches are where I (and many artists) begin the creative journey. They are where imagination can start playing with ideas and seeing what comes out. Some are inspired by life - even photos I take when I catch my kids or a landscape enthralling me - others come from pure imagination but tinged with the stories, places and people I love.
This collection is curated from my own sketch books - I've chosen 15 sketches that stand alone as complete pieces in themselves. They may have looser lines and evidence of erasing and changing - but that is the charm. They embrace a little more freedom of thought.
Quite literally, like the pressed flower between the pages of a book can bring back the moment you plucked it, a sketch can be created almost anywhere - the beach, the couch, the backyard - it is a piece of the experience.
I am delighted to share them with you on Saturday, September 25, 2021. They will go live at 1:00 pm PST for subscribers and 2:00 pm for the public.
Subscribers will get a special link for private access.. Please head to www.ShannonEmmanuel.com to sign up as a 'Studio Insider' to get the link which will be sent the evening before!