Sunday, January 23, 2011

63. Sketches from 2010

Some of my favourite sketches from late 09 to late '10. A few people have wondered why I wasn't updating sketchbook work anymore - the answer is very unprofound, I was simply too busy to scan and resize all the images :) Some of these are from Mt Kosciuszko in Australia, some are from our stay in Bali. Others are from the states and many from here at home. I'll add a few relevant anecdotal bits and pieces with the interesting ones. Hope you like!

Emerald Pool (Vernal Falls), Yosemite National Park

Upper Vernon Cascade, Yosemite

Crater Lake NP, Oregon

Jazz Musician playing at Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago

Niagara Falls... so much white!!

Chateau Frontnac, Quebec

Top right is my friend and fellow artist Jens, who was my guide in Quebec old town :)

Amazing model from Chris Pugliese's figure class in NY

Awesome life models at Society of Illustrators, NY

MET. Nuff said.

Beautiful public baths near Lovina in Bali.

View from Sari Organik (great resto) near our house in Ubud, Bali.

MT Kosciusko NSW

Amazing tree wedged into cement footpath blocks on a cement street in cement sydney.

Dr. Karl who we spent a... fast paced day with, at triple J.

Inspired by Jeff Jones 'Idyl'

Breakthrough with pencil, this was a GOOD day.

These cutouts are of paintings by an Italian expat painter who lived in Bali. Antonio Blanco formed friendships with many of the musicians and artists who toured through bali in the 60's and 70's and captured an amazing combination of western academic aesthetic and balinese sponteneity.

The Laughing Buddha, Ubud Bali

Hope these were an aperitif for the eyes and soul :)


Ryan Yee said...

Adam! Awesome sketch drop! keep up with the oils man. I hope to run into you when you return to the states this summer.

Arkady Roytman said...

freaking epic, Dude. So much eye candy. Love the oil studies too.

Oona said...

Whoa great drawings! Some of your ink work reminds me of the drawings of Victor Hugo (which I like;-).

Tartarian wolf eagle said...

epic dump! Loving the loose wash studies from nature and the ball paint pen stuff in particular, great eye for composition and pattern and stuff! here's to another great year, cheers!

Unknown said...

love the oil panels

Adam Paquette said...

thank you guys!
oona - best...compliment...ever!
ryan - definately man, ill be at IMC and around west coast for 2 months or so, hope to catch up!
arkady - thanks dude, you be at imc this year?
rod - thanks buddy, ill cheers to that :)
-thomas cheers!

Unknown said...

Me gustaron estos dibujos, creo que estudiaste en algĂșn colegio de arte, yo no pude, y siempre observo el trabajo de otros con mucho asombro y respeto!


ZarahA said...

...I love looking at your sketches -they somehow inspire me so much to just grab a pencil and start drawing what is around me, thank you for sharing;) and feel free to check out my own art blog-->

sooper8 said...

Hey Adam! Just this minute found your blog and the great sketches and art work.
I love your style. Really great stuff!
Thanks for sharing, it's made my day, and I'll visit again regularly.

Adam Paquette said...

thanks jem :)