I am doing a lot of admin-type work at the moment, so not a lot of drawing is getting done but compulsive image collection continues as normal. Here's some monochrome inspiration for your Monday blues.
1- The Wave, Coyote Buttes, Arizona
via The Vamoose blog
2- Film still from Full Metal Jacket
The bombed, collapsed, shot and burning Vietnamese buildings that feature in the second half of FMJ are really beautiful. I couldn't help admiring the chaos in the background as I watched.
They are so dark and serene. I'm glad I'm not the one taking the picture.
4- Elie Saab
I don't know much about Saab, having just been introduced to his work, but the colours used in recent collections are the most beautiful, natural and subtle. Just look at these dresses.
5- I really wish I knew who made this necklace.
My guess is one A McQueen; for the skulls, the statement. But I have no proof of this.
6- Victor Hugo's sketch pages
The famous French writer was also excellent at drawing. He was almost a famous French artist, until he decided to focus on writing. His use of ink is so natural yet accomplished.
7- Ella Buter's home
via Eendag Op 'N Reendag blog
I love the curation of this display.