Artists who sketch on location always catch my interest. I love the spontaneous nature of pulling out a pen and paper wherever you are to capture an instance. Paul Heaston makes a habit of drawing every visual detail in his surroundings until his page is full. He sketches his entire field of view, including his own hands and sketchbook. By drawing exactly what he sees, the wide angle perspectives of places around Denver really make me feel like I’m looking at Heaston’s city through his own eyes. If you like his POV style, you will also enjoy one of our entries from last year about The Sketchbook as a Center Point.See More »
Through his beautifully-executed point of view sketches, Thomas Cian takes us on the road with him. We step into his skin, with the sketchbook resting on our lap and pencil in hand, and visit a classroom, a café, or a car with intimacy and familiarity. We have entered his personal space and it is welcoming and warm. And somehow the sketchbook – as center point – seems to create the scene instead of merely recording it.