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Sketchbook Peek: Food

I really enjoy studying natural & organic shapes so many of the sketches in my various sketchbooks involve my favorite foods:

Food sketches by Christina Rodriguez

This post is all the more fitting since I'm taking steroids to battle a mysterious allergic reaction and have an insane appetite. Everyday now feels like "Treat Day" from the Butterfield Diet Plan:

Have a great weekend, everyone!


The Big Draw 2012

This past weekend brought the 3rd annual Big Draw at RISD's Museum of Art. It was truly a family event, though folks without kids like me could still get in on the drawing fun!

I spent some time sketching kids who were as difficult to capture on paper as animals at the zoo! It was cute to see so many of them hard at work on their art, contorting their bodies and squirming and really getting into their creations. There was an array of activities throughout the museum: drawing to music, block printing, meditative drawing, a huge collaborative mural, & even a drawing exchange.

In addition to creating masterpieces, it was also a great chance to see those on display at the RISD Museum. I always get lost in there for hours, especially in the Greek and Roman art halls. Plus, there were pads of paper and pencils in nearly every room, ready for use in those sudden moments of inspiration.

Can you believe this event was FREE? For those of you who couldn't make it, you'll have to wait until next year for your chance to join the fun! For now, you can check out the RISD Museum calendar of events.


Illustration Friday: Soaked

Illustration Friday sketch by Christina Rodriguez.

This week's Illustration Friday submission is a sketch previously used to promote a Minnesota SCBWI event. Sometimes a good rain puddle is the perfect place to soak one's feet and have some fun.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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