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daily drawing - a bedroom 
24th-Jan-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful drawings! How big is your sketchbook, and how long do these take to do? They are just wonderful.

24th-Jan-2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
The sketchbook I am currently using is about 20 x 15 cm (8 x 6"), a double page spread is 30.5 x 200 cm (about 8 x 12"). The book binder (Legatoria Polliero, Campo dei Frari, Venezia) makes these books by folding signatures of full sheets of good handmade papers. The paper in this book is Amatruda, a handmade Italian paper. It's a great paper because it accepts ink and watercolor very well and is both delicate and strong. Polliero makes very few of these, and I think I am his main customer since he puts them aside for me. I have been drawing in Polliero bound books since 1989. I started posting drawings on LiveJournal after I was several pages into this current notebook. By no means have I posted everything that I have drawn in this period. I am close to the end of this book. Sometimes when I reach the end of a notebook, I start working backwards, adding things on pages previously left blank.

I usually complete a drawing such as these in somewhat under an hour, and I rarely need more than about an hour and a half.
25th-Jan-2007 04:38 am (UTC)
I love this! This is a very special drawing. I have to say it looks a little more palatial than real life, or as if you could see through the walls from a few feet away.
25th-Jan-2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
That's because I left out most of the laundry we had drying in there.
25th-Jan-2007 11:39 pm (UTC) - memories!
Wow! Viewing this was just like being 15 years old again!

Love it!

26th-Jan-2007 05:08 pm (UTC) - Re: memories!
So glad you like it!
27th-Jan-2007 03:51 pm (UTC) - Re: memories!
how funny - it took me a bit to identify this room. in my head I think of this room quite differently, since I remember it from the hallway door (rather than the porch window/door).

now that I can "see" it properly, I am delightedly poring over this drawing.
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