The Drawing Beneath My Kayak

The Drawing Beneath My Kayak : Artist's Portfolio & Short Essays

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Artist/designer, Chris Hammond, connects with nature by using a kayak to get in close to his shallow water subjects. In this artist's book, Chris presents a small portfolio of sketches, drawings, and digital printmaking that represents a unique interpretation of the waterway landscape below the surface. Working from a platform kayak, the artist uses an underwater viewing tube to see below and sketch nature scenes and aquascapes. Later on, in his digital printmaking studio, Chris draws on his fieldwork as a starting point for further exploration of aquascape images as digital art. Illustrations depict innovative features, seating arrangements, and special equipment on board the kayak that enhance the creative experience. More illustrations show the artist at work in his kayak using the view tube. In a few of his short essays, Chris comments on the importance of curiosity and other topics related to the creative process. Also, he shares his perspective on why the river, kayaking, and making art blend in such an inspiring more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 215.9 x 215.9 x 2.29mm | 127.01g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1507643799
  • 9781507643792
  • 2,380,998

About Chris E Hammond

In his early teens, Chris spent much of his time kayaking, exploring the rich and diverse network of connecting streams in Oregon's upper Willamette Valley. The creeks and rivers that fascinated him some 40 years ago are still very much a part of his imagination today. Chris is the creator of The Artist's Kayak Creative Tour & Sketch Workshop. The Workshop content includes topics related to creating artist's sketchbooks and personal publishing. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chris is an enthusiastic outdoor cook, and he enjoys hiking, biking, and kayak camping along the river. Chris has degrees from the University of Oregon, BFA 1981, MFA 1988. Contact Chris at ( more