Process Blogs Peek into Artists' Sketchbooks


| 1/5/2009 10:00:38 AM


Tags: Arts, visual art, illustration, drawing, drafts, process blog, sketchbook, Jonathan Burton, Tin Salamunic,

Normally, art reaches us as a finished product. We see nothing of an artist’s process, of the tentative first steps, the mistakes, the experiments and abandoned ideas. I found two blogs that make me think we’re missing out:

Jonathan Burton documents the evolution of his drawings, from their scribbled seeds to final drafts, in The Unreachable Itch. He keeps pretty tight-lipped, providing little comment on his process, but he includes enough drafts to let you register his shifts in thought yourself.

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