Siena 1949: E`Acceso!
Originally created as a guide to the city Siena printed in Italian 1949.
I’ve taken it upon myself to draw over the pages and re-title it as my new drawing project!
This series will follow my previous line travel drawing project “Broken Storybook” which has enough content to for a two issue mini book (as of now)
I’m going to share a little piece of city trivia of Siena with each post of the project.
But first, the drawing!
The city is universally known for its immense historical, artistic, landscaping heritage and its substantial stylistic unity of medieval urban furnishings as well as the famous Palio .
In 1995 its historic center was incorporated by UNESCO into the WorldHeritage Site .
The city is home to the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena , founded in 1472and therefore the oldest bank in activity as well as the longest in the world.
Oh, and a Chewbacca sketch cover!
Thanks for reading!
More Broken Storybook pages! I was in a zone for a while. I think I’m winding down with these for a while. Inking the last one felt a little less fun (still fun, but less). Printing will commence soon. For now just accumulating.
Here are some images or the Scramble Jam! A local draw meet up we do monthly at Dutch’s Brewhouse in Long Beach.
Dylan and Logan drawing
Dylan Showing progress
Some watercolor work I tried
Drawing shapes, watercoloring faces
Wandered into another …bar post jam
Ran out of cards
resorted to napkin art
As I listen to the sweet static of bar chatter.
This month’s blanks
Like this bootleg flyer so much, I’m using it for next month’s handouts
Mine and Dylan’s collab. Not quite finished with it yet.
Dylan’s Minecraft fan art
Some of my watercolor nonsense
Logan’s Dragon Ball Z fan art. Impressed how he used reference
My favorite piece of the night.
Last card of the night complete with drunk spots
I think this was my first card of the night.
Here’s how the April Scramble Jam went. Great night! looking forward to next month. There will be exclusive sketch cards printed and talks about a new art show scheduled for July!
Broken Story Book is scheduled to be available early November. It is a collection of illustrations I’ve created using an early 1950’s children storybook. Originally printed in Japanese and published in Japan.
Illustrations will be all traditional mediums. Ink quill, colored pencils and acrylic paint. Pages all hi resolution scans, printed in full color.
Cover colors by Norm Wong.
Book 24 pages printed in comic book format.
Retail price will be 4.99 via web at Zarstar Studios store or 3.99 from local shops and shows you find me at.
More about it later. Just stoked to have it complete and waiting for print.
Thanks for reading.
Women’s Institute Of Domestic Arts & Sciences (WIODAS) sheet drawing. My homage to 1927’s fashion design and illustration!
This is Miss Rowley on an audition in a less than sanitary casting office. Her attire is an authentic 1920’s design taken from a WIODAS publication advert 1927. I hope she gets the part!
I’ve always been fascinated with 1920’s illustration. Everything is elongated and presumably elegant. Not to mention the crow quill was used often.
First, about this paper. This is an instruction worksheet from The Women’s Institute Of Domestic Arts & Sciences circa 1927. This institute was a fashion and design school based in Scranton Pennsylvania. Founder Mary Brooks Picken was an instructor during this time.
I have roughly 25 of these worksheets along with several original printings of the school’s instruction books from the year 1927.
According to my math that makes these worksheets 99 years old give or take a few months. I am using the instruction books as reference to drawing authentic costumes for my women of choice.
I want to get into the routine of drawing these women on Friday and/or Saturday night. Being as though I difficulty finding time to go out, I’ll just draw my dates. How’s that for a being anti-social doctor?
I have quite an affinity for old forgotten items once loved or held to a level of importance. Especially if (even for a few seconds) the item channeled a feeling, emotion, anxiousness or whatever to the previous owner. I believe it is this possible occurrence that makes this item a time machine. Holding the item allows me to imagine a day in the life of this time.
More specifically, when the item was obtained. This idea has enchanted me. So much to the point where I feel the urge to contribute to the item.
Possibly giving it a new life and thus a new identity.
So, brings us a new sub series to my current art obsession Line Travel. These two pieces are from a developing sub series called:
Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences 1927
In this collection is a series of very thin test answer sheets slips from The Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Science in Scranton Pennsylvania.
What I love the most about drawing directly on these sheets is how thin and fragile the 88 year old paper is! Never to be reproduced, created and preserved just for my quill! This is truly an honor! This collection was accompanied will a few original fashion magazine’s from the year 1927. I am using these magazines as costumed reference. The clothes these women are wearing is inspired from the actual fashion of 1927!!