Hello all. I finally finished my 100 drawings a day, I even made 102 without realizing. I created a short video to show you all the quick sketches together. It has been an interesting project, when during the 3 to 4 minutes that it took me to draw each plant I wasn't thinking of anything, I was just letting the brush flow and create those pseudo plants. For me it is kind of a meditation moment when I only focus on the ink flowing and mixing with the water.
The 5 sketchbooks will be part of a show at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning called: Process → Project: What Comes Out of Our Sketchbooks
The exhibition will have a wide variety of artists and will be on view from February 4 to March 20, 2021. I will be posting more information when I have it. So excited for this opportunity!
Green Thumb Project
I've always liked plants, I work for NYC Parks and still I am a terrible plant care taker. I am never sure if what I am doing is good or not, and I end up doing something wrong (or not doing anything at all) and they end up dying.
I decided to start doing one drawing a day (quick drawing) with ink, I make up plants and flowers, record them on video (and post on Tik Tok) and take a picture for Instagram.
I have several ideas of what to create with the plants once I am done... I will keep you posted!!
Hola! I just started a Tik-Tok. I had an account for a while, but I wasn't sure what to upload. I am not much of a dancer on camera, so I decided to go with what I do best. Drawing.
I have a deep love for Nature, but I have not gotten a green thumb, so I started the #greenthumbproject with the idea of drawing a (fake, invented) flower/plant a day for 100 days. I am in day 9 and you can follow the videos here TikTok
Like every year for the past at least 4 years I make a drawing a day in the month of October. This year I am trying to keep a cohesive image and we are already in Day 9! You can follow my drawings on Instagram, Facebook or twitter :)
#Inktober - Is it Halloween yet?
My favorite time of the year is almost here and this year I am joining #inktober (in my own way) so I will be drawing one "scary" illustration a day until Halloween. At @inktober you can find the list of words for each day. @Jakeparker started it in 2009 and I love the idea. Who is going to do it with me? You can tag #drawOct16 and I'll find you!
Let's do this! Follow me on instagram @Bigeyesworld and Facebook to see the progress!
DATE CHANGE! JUNE 4th at 1 p.m.
Join me on a free art workshop I will be teaching this week!
InkBlots: A blotted pattern of spilled ink
Saturday, June 4th. 1-3:30 p.m.
Huntington Free Library
9 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY
“InkBlots” give me the freedom to doodle on top of random ink stains, letting my hand draw free over the colors, creating different shapes, faces and monsters. No censure. No regrets. Every mistake will be revamped and will create a work of art. Now I want you to experience, imagine, and create your own inkblots. Use the random stains to stimulate your senses, forget what is right or wrong, everyone can enjoy and make art.
This workshop is possible thanks to The Bronx Council on the Arts.
I was invited to exhibit at the New York Public Library. Bronx Library Center at Kingsbridge.
Celebrating the Women's History Month, Women of Ink & Letters (Mujers de Tinta y Letras) will be on display at the 4th floor.
Hours of operation
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I will also be giving two workshops, the first one this coming Friday, March 7th from 4pm to 5:30pm and the second one Friday, March 28th from 4pm to 5:30pm. So if you are interested in learning how to make inkblots and use your imagination; to find characters and places you didn't know were in you, come and join me!
You have to RSVP 718.579.4257
Give Art For Valentine's
You give me the words I'll give you the best gift ever. If you have a sentence, a quote or you want to declare your love, I can put those words into a paper.
Be original, give a piece of art to your loved one.
5.5 x 8.5 in - $25
9 x 12 in - $45
On acid fee paper
email me with the details! Laura@lauralvarez.com
Kind of Scary Halloween
New section on my website where you can see all the #DrawscaryOct illustrations I made. If you are interested in purchasing any originals, email me to see it I still have it.
All drawings were made on acid free paper with black and gray ink.
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Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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