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Museum sketching

Post by agent44 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:58 pm

I work down the street from the Dallas Museum of Art. Sometimes at lunch I'll go down and sketch whatever catches my eye. For me it's less about the imagery and more about the historical aspect of the object. I'm facinated that this little object in front of me has seen hundreds or thousands of more years than I have, it's been through so much and now it's sitting behind glass, so I can look at it. I know it's weird, but sometimes when I get really lost in the objects and thier history I feel like a time traveler, or one of those old time explorers.
Anyway, I thought I'd share.


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Post by Kazu » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:20 pm

Jake, you rock. These are inspiring... :D
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Post by Matt » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:30 pm

wow. Those are really cool. I can almost see them like I've seen them before in that museum. If that makes any sense.

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Post by Justin » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:31 pm

those are definitely quality sketches man, and your notes look pretty in depth too. maybe you should think about publishing :wink:
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Post by risch » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:34 pm

God I love museums. When I was in 8th grade we went to Washington DC. I swear my Dad and I could have spent weeks in the Smithsonian.

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Post by Biocreep » Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:50 pm

:shock: beautiful stuff! love the layouts

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Post by househatke » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:10 pm

Hold on...

Where the hell did my socks go...?

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Okay I found them. Jake, you keep knocking them off!

These are inspiring. I keep a lot of journals and they tend to have the same ratio of sketches/drawings to writing. In my secret heart of hearts this is what I wish my journals looked like.

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Post by Joe Shig » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:10 pm

Yes, fantastic layouts and great sketches!
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Post by dik pose » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:21 pm

Whoa! Great pages Jake..my eyes did this :shock: when the page loaded...amazing work man. I love the history behind objects and artifacts also.

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Post by Soulhunter74 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:10 am

beautiful sketches! :shock:

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Post by Reagan » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:21 am

This looks like the stolen travel diary of Indiana Jones.

Awesome stuff, and this made me realize why I always got frustrated whenever I did museum sketching. I'd only be drawing the visuals, without really bothering to investigate the history and functionality.

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Post by T-lapia » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:34 am

holy crap! those are really good studies? how long did each of these take? did you finish these on site or worked on them afterwards?

nice work agent 44!

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Post by Nick » Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:34 am

Most inspiring! Excellent, I'll have to read them a little later when I have the chance. :)
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Post by Mike Thompson » Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:34 am

I am speechless! I think I lost my gum looking at these. Very nicely done!

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:20 am

I'll second all the comments...nice!



Still diggin my portrait dude... :D
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