Monday, November 21, 2016

A New Project: Sketching For The Ottawa Wrench

My sketch entitled "Broke Not Broken" (pen and ink)
I am excited to be working on a new project with some great Ottawa folks who have established a street paper in Ottawa called "The Wrench".

When I recently read in the Metronews that the paper had only just begun, I wrote to the organizers and told them that I was an urban sketcher and that I was very inspired by the work of Washington Post graphics editor/illustrator/artist Richard Johnson and especially his series on "The Invisible" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/drawing-dc-together/wp/2015/09/25/drawing-the-invisible/.

 Artist Richard Johnson's Series "The Invisible"

This sketch by artist Richard Johnson as part of Washington Post series "The Invisible"

This sketch by artist Richard Johnson as part of Washington Post series "The Invisible"
(NB: "Street Sense" is a Washington, D.C.-based 16-page bi-weekly street newspaper that was founded in 2003)

I volunteered to create sketches in the style of Richard Johnson's and/or sketch anything else that they might need for their paper. This led to a meeting at The Well the following week where I received a list of the planned stories for the November 2016 and January 2017 issues.

I am happy to report that the November issue is now off to be printed and you will be able to find it on the streets at the end of this week.

I am looking forward to contributing more of my sketches to this great project in the future.


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