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Stan Fellows has been an illustrator for thirty five years, painting for magazines, corporate clients, and children's books. Clients from the past two years include: Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic, Field & Stream, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYU, Notre Dame, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, (what’s with all the airlines?...) Kiplinger's, Arts & Antiques, Simon & Schuster, and for six years he has worked monthly for the Wall Street Journal's Friday wine column. In his native Minneapolis he taught watercolor painting and illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has also taught watercolor workshops in Iowa City, where he lives with his daughter.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Parking meter.

Yesterday morning I went downtown for a coffee and sat outside with my sketchbook.
Looking for a starting point for doing some drawing I decided against looking for something attractive or interesting and instead looked for the dumbest, most boring subject available; this parking meter.
The result of this exercise is that you draw simply to draw - You're not trying to make something beautiful. It breaks the ice and gets you started. 
I wish I'd heard what happened to Brent - Caught just that one remark as two guys walked by.

July 30 2009  SF

1 comment:

A Brush with Color said...

Well, you certainly elevated the boring to the sublime.