"Homelessness and Poverty Project"- Contributions to my Sketchbook Project by Larry Roibal

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Starting off The Flying Moleskins by Dominique was a great move and I really adore people who can pull off things from scratch. I didn't feel my theme was going to spark much response from the other 13 artists involved because it had a different take from the normal. But I was surprised it did! See post and Comments by clicking HERE

Then I got the first contribution from Deano which was mind blowing!

Then came a request from Larry Roibal, one of the artists out there that I just adore, his ball point pen sketches are sensitive, slick and solid! It gets even more interesting because he does them on newsprints of the The Wall Street Journal. This creates a very interesting feel altogether of having formal "inorganic printed text" and "organic sketches of people with a delicate flow". I really enjoy seeing them on his blog! His request was simple, he wanted to have a contribution to my book, I was so delighted, I couldn't wait to receive them. Then last week they arrived, all original sketches he had done of homeless people in New York! I just love them!

Even though he is not one of the 13 artists involved in this project, adding his sketches when my book finally arrives from a world tour would be brilliant! I am planning to get a printed version of this book after that and it would be great to have Larry as one of my invited artists! It just shows how little beginnings can turn out to great things, like getting originals from artists you love! The feeling is great!

All sketches were done on the Wall Street Journal- Thursday, February 4, 2010

Letter I received from Larry explaining his process.

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