When I started blogging my drawings I was working in small bound books (Moleskines), one drawing a day: bound drawings that somehow maintained a daily narrative, inseparable from their collective physical context. As time went on, the drawings became more complex and more enmeshed in an on-going thought process. They start one day and finish whenever they finish and I work in several sketchbooks at the same time, of various sizes. And the pages are now removable.
I work with internal (anatomy, a continuing fascination) and external (flux of experience and environment). And, over the last 10 years I’ve been experimenting with in-image captions, more and more in Spanish.
(Drawings are pencil, ink, watercolor, whatever on paper: various sketchbooks, going one book to the next. And the pages are now removable. All art copyright Sharon Frost, firstname.lastname@example.org, sharonfrost.net).
Seeing shadows of the Republican National Convention here in northern Spain makes it seem a bit surreal: both advantages and disadvantages in that. 8.3 x 11.7 in.; ink, watercolor, whatever on Canson Imagine mix media paper
...son efimeras, pero vuelven a aparecer todos los días sin falta. (The tends of the umbrella sellers in the mercado Fontán are ephemeral, but they return every day without fail.) 8 1/4 x 10 in. double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Moleskine cahier.
Pasen horas en establecerse en frente del mercado y horas de cerrar. Durante un par de horas venden paraguas. (The umbrella sellers fascinate me. They spend hours in setting up in front of the market and hours shutting down. For a couple of hours they sell umbrellas.) 8.3 x 11.4 in.; watercolor, ink, whatever on Canson Imagine paper.
La Catedra. Me frustra que Stephen quiere pasar a la barra antes de que yo hubiera terminado de dibujar la carta. (Don't give up. The best is yet to come. I'm frustrated that Stephen wants to move to the bar before I've finished drawing the menu.) 8 x 12 double page spead; ink, watercolor, whatever, on Stillman & Birn epsilon.
Cámaras funeriarias creadas con piedras de gran tamaño: los megalitos. (3,000 BC. Ancient remains. Burial chambers created with stones of great size: the megaliths.) 8 1/4 x 10 double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Moleskine cahier.