Restoration Oregon Celebration Dinner, Photographs to Layout

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Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the
the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards,
as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History.

This is the beginning of a series for Restore Oregon.

I teamed up with Drew Nasto (photographer) and Denise Bartlett (Restore Oregon)
to collect great images to place into sketch format to commemorate the night!
Drew’s images were edited for my purposes.

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There is a process to choosing and organizing a layout.
I want to tell the story of our memory,
how we saw and felt about the event.

The choices of image, the way they were cropped for my use,
my liberal interpretation using Drew’s photos for inspiration,
and the progression
and juxtaposition
all determine how the story is told.
I jotted down the words (below, above)
that came to mind as I drew.
They help unify the story, offering an emotional impression.

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The images flow one to the next, ready for words and color!
Is it successful?  The viewer decides in the end!

Inked sketches on a handmade Arches Journal with (mostly) Platinum Carbon pen.
Last image used Pentel Brush Pen, or Pilot Parallel pen 1.5;
Super5 or De Atramentis Document inks;
Daniel Smith, QoR, Holbien and Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to Restoration Oregon Celebration Dinner, Photographs to Layout

  1. joantav says:

    Oh, I love how your are combining the sketches from the photos. This is great!!! Can’t wait to see the entire thing painted in.

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