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, email@example.com).
...Un clásico, con cabellos preadolescentes. Un empate. (Watching Barcelona play Real Madrid, a Classico, with preadolescent heads of hair. A tie.) 5 1/2 x 11 in. double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever on Landmark paper.
...con nuestros amigos Alejandra y Antonio. Ahora estoy dibulando los carapachos. (Two weeks ago we ate spiny sea snails in the Plaza de Mina. Today I'm drawing the shells.) 8 x 12 double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Stillman & Birn Epsilon.
Votamos a principios de octubre por votación en ausencia. Parece que hace mucho tiempo. Semanos ansiosas con los balcones de Cádiz. (We voted in early october, by absentee ballots. It seems so long ago. Anxious weeks with the balconies of Cádiz.) 5.8 x 8.3 in.; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Canson Imagine.
Sin lugar de duda, Stephen es mi carácter de punto de vista. (Watching Barcelona play Málaga. Without a doubt, Stephen is my point-of-view character.) 5 1/2 x 11in. double page spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on Land.Mark.