Sketchbook: Iris Schwarz

I was once looking around etsy and came across Iris’s shop. It was something so different amongst all the crafty stuff. There was something really special about her drawings. It was this piece that I kept coming back to. For some reason that elongated horse was so perfectly drawn to me. Her choices for obscuring scale really interest me. Like in this piece, I love how tiny the hands and feet and waist are. I decided to see if Iris had a sketchbook to share so I could see more of her process for making these choices. Luckily Iris was happy to share 24 images from her personal pages! Here’s what she says about her work:

White pages of sketchbooks or just loose, plain paper sheets are like good friends to me, they accept anything, no explanation or correction. Probably they tell the most authentic stories.

I’m (almost) constantly drawing: In my studio, at home, while watching TV, while talking on the phone… there is always a piece of paper and a pen around. I’m collecting those drawings, binding them to books, cuting out parts and gluing them into sketchbooks… There is no clear line between sketches and “real” work for me, it’s fluent.

Iris is lives/works in Zurich Switzerland and you can see more of her work here and buy prints and originals here.

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