Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sketchbook Biography "Slide Show"

I work in my studio everyday, and drawing in my sketchbook is an important aspect to my daily routine. It is how I know and relate to the world.  Some days I make one drawing, other days I make as many as ten.  These drawings often are of my immediate surroundings, like the landscape, or of people I know. There are too many of these drawings to post on my web site.  Below are a sampling of 82 sketchbook drawings that represent an accurate overview of my daily drawing routine.

Aside from my devotion to drawing daily, I engage in long term projects that manifest as a thematic series.  I am drawn to compelling subject matter, and subjects that have a strong identity or familiarity to the masses within culture.  I usually begin researching new subjects within my art through a sense of intuition and inference.  Through the creative process I like to examine, discover, reconsider, and explore.  I find that by doing so, I can expand a dialogue and sometimes, perhaps, discover new territory.

This post was originally published in October 2016 and it has been updated to include new drawings from the summer of 2017.  The drawings are not arranged chronologically.  

To learn more about my current projects, please visit my website:  www.dawnhunterart.com or the parent blog of this sketchbook slideshow:  http://dawnhunterart.blogspot.com.

To activate slide show scroll down and click on any image below:

Dawn Hunter, Morning Mountain, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Afternoon Hammock, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Caleb's Komfort and Ford, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Jet Lag Slumber, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Darcy's Table, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Jet Lag Slumber, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Steve's Eagle, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2017

Dawn Hunter, Verano 2, ink and acrylic on paper, 11" x 14"

Dawn Hunter, Verano, ink and acrylic on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Utah, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, UCBerkeley, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Riverbanks Zoo, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Columbiana, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Babette Cafe, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Sea Lions, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, NIH Building #10 Atrium, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, NIH, view from John Porter, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Berkeley Marina, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Lake Murray, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Kitchen Window featuring the Boov, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Bedroom Window with Sleeping Cat, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, View from the Window, pen and marker on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Aquarium, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Botanical Gardens, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Gazebo, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Summer Highlights, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Botanical Gardens, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Backyard, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Casa Latina, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Berkeley Marina, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Backyard_2, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, Botanical Gardens, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016


Dawn Hunter, Aquarium, marker and pen on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, USC Horseshoe, marker on paper,11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, USC Horseshoe, marker on paper, 11" x 14," 2016

Dawn Hunter, "Wilbur in Loose Park," marker on paper, 11" x 14," 2015


Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #8, marker, 
watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park #3, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park #5, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #25, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #24, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #16, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #12, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #10, marker, 
watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, sixth Finlay Park, marker, watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, long term drawing #18, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park for long term drawing #5, watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 
9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #17, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, State Capitol, foliage study for long term drawing #11, 
marker, watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #6, marker, 
watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, State Capitol drawing, marker, 
watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #19, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #15, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #14, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #13, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013


Dawn Hunter, "Don Quixote, PA Gallery - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art," graphite on paper, 11" x 14," 2015


Dawn Hunter, "Don Quixote, 2_PA Gallery - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art," marker on paper, 11" x 14," 2015

Sketchbook Aquarium drawing #2, marker and pen on paper, 9" x 12,"  2014

                        Sketchbook Aquarium drawing, marker and pen on paper, 9" x 12,"  2014


Sketchbook page, May Day Birthday #1, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2014


Sketchbook page, May Day Birthday #2, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2014


Sketchbook page, May Day Birthday #3, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2014


Sketchbook page, Finlay Park 2014 #1, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013


Sketchbook page, Finlay Park 2014 #2, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Persephone is Minnie, sketchbook drawing, marker on Bristol paper, 11" x 14," 2014

Many Minnies, marker on Bristol paper, 11" x 14," 2014

Minnie Mouse in Cold Warm Contrast, marker on Bristol paper, 11" x 14," 2014
...of my current painting in some sketchbook drawings.

Mickey Puke, watercolor and pen, 11" x 14," 2014

Pattern study, marker on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

detail of weekend vellum drawing, 2013

marker drawing on vellum, 2013

Sketchbook page, for 7/11 long term drawing (below), marker and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #7, marker, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #22, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #23, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #20, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, for long term drawing #21, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Still life of Roses for long term drawing #26, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Figure Study for long term drawing #27, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Pool side #1, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Pool side #2, marker, 
 and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park #1, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park #2, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Finlay Park #4, marker, and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

State Capitol painting, acrylic ink on Yupo, 11" x 14," 2013

Sketchbook page, Riverbanks Zoo for long term drawing #9, marker,
watercolor, ink and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page,  Zoo drawing, watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, Zoo drawing, watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, forth Finley Park, watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013

Sketchbook page, third Finlay Park, watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12," 2013