"I like getting older, I feel like I’m aging into my personality."
The Daily Diary of a Sketchbook Artist
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“The absolute truth appears in your drawing when you have no chance to change it,” says Moscow-based Instagrammer Anna Rastorgueva (@sally_mao), who creates an exquisite daily diary using only felt-tip markers. She takes inspiration from the detailed illustrations of botany and zoology books, a lifelong love of hers. “When I read ‘Brehm’s Life of Animals,’ I dreamed of meeting all the heroes from the pages of his book,” she explains. Anna draws anywhere, whether standing among thousands of people at a concert or even at a nude beach. For her, drawing is her personal space. “When I draw, I can dive deep into the moment and emotions. As Salvador Dalí said, ‘Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.’”
"Mutlu şiirlere inanmayın; onlar para kazanmak için yazılır."
"My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature."
"Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I’ll kiss you for it."
This week one of my favorite artists, Victoria Ying, started a #7DaysOfColor Challenge over @instagram.
Every day of the week is assigned one of the colors of the rainbow. The objective of the challenge is to upload a drawing every day using the color of the day as subject matter. To spice things up for myself I made the week ”Audrey Hepburn Week” using her different dresses as inspiration!
Here is the set! enjoy~
I love that she included a drawing of Audrey from her Look Magazine 1954 photo shoot. A personal favorite of mine.
(Source: lissymarlin.com, via fuckyeahaudreyhepburn)