Hi! I'm Aubrey.

Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com


The Sketchbook Project

My friend Brandon turned me on to this:

It is a touring exhibit of sketchbooks w/ varying themes. You can be a part of the exhibit by purchasing a sketchbook & choosing a theme. I signed up because not only do I love to draw but my art professor in college was fond of repeating "The basis of a good painting is usually a good drawing." And I think he was right. (What do you think?) I chose the theme "revenge" because it seemed a little daring & out of my comfort zone.

Signing up to be a part of The Sketchbook Project made me take a journey down memory lane by browsing two of my old sketchbooks. Here are several excerpts:

I have never themed any of my sketchbooks in the past but I think that instead of the theme being limiting, it will be a catalyst for ideas. IE: giving myself the assignment to draw "whatever" strikes far fewer ideas than "revenge," which immediately brings images (mainly sinister...haha) & sub-themes to mind.

Is anyone else going to participate in the project? If so, e-mail me or comment on this post & we can keep each other motivated!

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