Eli Harris is an illustrator based out of Oakland, CA and an instructor at the Academy of Art University. His sketch books have always inspired me, so when I visited his studio I could not resist the leather bound stacks of them. I took the opportunity to explore the artists documentation of his days wondering though the streets, buses and cafes of the Bay Area. These sketchbooks, which must amount to at least 50 by now, are filled with drawings, paintings and scribbles inspired by his everyday life.
Eli Harris was recently invited to do some work in the Sketchtravel sketchbook. Since October 2006, the concept of the project has been to bring 60 artists, from all around the world, of all age and culture, to shared a sketchbook . Each artist has one page to express his art and personality. After each book is filled it is auctioned off and all the proceeds go to a charity selected by the contributing artists.