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Frank Stockton
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Europe Sketchbook: STOLEN

Post by Frank Stockton » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:22 am

HELLO,

Last night I was at a bar with a friend and someone broke into my car by smashing the window and they stole my book bag which contained the sketchbooks that I have been posting on line here. Both the square-shaped one and the one from Berlin (which had many new sketches in it) were taken. All the sketches I first posted a long time ago were in that same book as well. I'm pretty upset because those books had pretty substantial sentimental value. I guess I've learned my lesson to not leave book bags on the passenger seat. I looked all around the area to see if they just took the stuff they wanted and ditched the bag, but I was unlucky. I also don't think anyone's likely to find the books and then contact me with the info within.

Anyway, that's just what I wanted to tell you all.
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For the last few weeks I have been backpacking through a few countries in Europe. Currently I am in Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm staying with a friend who owns a scanner and an internet connection so I decided to share some of the drawings I've done since I took off a few weeks ago. I've edited out some of the pages I didn't like so much. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy!

1. This was actually done right before I left for my trip, I haven't had access to paint since I've been hiking.
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2. This page started in Los Angeles (with the cars) and was "finished up" with the markers and people from Amsterdam. I don't have a lot of material from Amsterdam :?
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3. These were from my stop over in Heathrow, London. Whenever a drawing is toned in this sketchbook it's almost always coffee. I like to order a scalding hot cup of coffee to use to tone the drawings, by dipping my finger into it and suffering a few brief moments of pain I can slightly improve the composition! (sometimes)
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my id photo from Paris, Amelie style. I stopped shaving when I went on this trip and now, two weeks from the taking of this picture, I am fully bearded.
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4. Some of my Paris drawings, including one from the train, one from the church in Amelie (I can't spell the name but the English translation is "Sacred Heart," and one I started in the cemetary where Jim Morrison is buried. I didn't go to his grave though because it seemed inappropriate to be a tourist in a graveyard.
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Also, I met with our own Elisio in Paris and was fortunate enough to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry with him.
Hello, Elisio!

5. When I arrived in Berlin I went to the first art store I could find to pick up a new sketchbook. While I was there, I was inspired by two amazing artists: Mario Tauzin (beware of erotic content if you look him up), and Kaathe Kollowitz, who's soul just pours forth from her incredible etchings and drawings. After that I was a drawing machine! Here are a small handful of the drawings I did in Berlin in a span of about four days, mostly of the people around me.
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the following drawings were from Berlin and Copenhagen:

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thanks

FRANK
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Post by Plognark » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:13 am

wow :shock:

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Post by matthieu » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:29 am

Wow! Great stuff man! Quite pleasant to see some europe drawings on this forum. I especially appreciate those you've made in Berlin. Nice pieces. Hope to see more of your art after your trip. :D

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Post by elisio » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:35 am

hello Frank! :)

you've been productive in Berlin. so? is it as good as they say?
i really like the last spread. good work, as always.
and i'm up for pastry and coffee any time you'll feel like it :)

e.

ps: can't wait for a copy of Sparkle.

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Post by Nofret » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:45 am

Wonderful as always :shock: I love your combination of sketches, lettering and other patterns you fill your pages with. It enhances the whole design look. Really nice :D

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Post by dik pose » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:03 am

Awesome sketchbook pages!!!! :shock:

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Post by jrr » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:29 am

great work frank, really great work
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Post by wendy w » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:21 am

Those last few pages are just great.
All there is to say really.
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(> < ) Bunny says you need to read
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Post by Vince » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:32 am

Goddamnit, Frank, those are awesome. Hope you're having the time of your life in Europe. I swear, I feel like the biggest hack in the world every time I see your sketchbook.

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Post by Kazu » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:30 pm

Man, those are sweet sketches, Frank. And you're looking good there with the beard! Heheh. :)
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Post by peng8noodles » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:51 pm

awesome!! love your sketches :D :D

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Post by agent44 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:41 pm

Sweet sketches, and I liked your other sketchbooks on the website. Makes me want to try doing one.

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Post by Phil McAndrew » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:10 pm

Magnificent!

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Post by preshaa » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:01 am

The set of gesture drawings (5) are fabulous. Bravo!

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Post by dan » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:29 am

This is some really great work. :D

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