In March-June 2020 I created a sketchbook full of art made from odds and ends I had saved. The book has no words, just pictures. I am showing you the whole book, two facing pages at a time. The book was finished in June. I made it to help myself feel better as I passed through the early days of the pandemic.
Here are the project’s specifics.The book is a mixed media sketchbook that’s 5.5″ x 7.5″. I used collage materials including magazine pages and scraps of my own discarded artworks, as well as acrylic paints and inks, India ink, and pens, regular brushes, and bamboo brushes.
Here are pages 6 and 7 as they appear in the book, and below in more detail.
My goodness I love this
Thank you. A small sketchbook can pack a bigger punch than I thought, once it was filled up. In terms of time spent in enjoyment and then I always look at the art in a new way every time I open it.
Does Bob know he has a future career as a model????
Well, it can be his second retirement career once he stops working in the one he is in now!
The waving figures in the snow flurry are very cheering and I adore that quizzical cat.
Thank you. A cat in a picture always improves it!
I love the sketch if your husband. So much said with just a few lines. (K)
It’s that blind contour drawing that does it. The truth comes out with that technique, I think.
Your sketchbook is so inspiring. Do you think someone who says she can’t draw should try her hand at compiling one ?! ( I think I will give it a whirl, if I may copy you.)
I don’t think I can draw, in the traditional sense of shading and so on, and I never get proportions right, not to mention what my crazy eyesight does to lines, makes them all squiggly! And yet I have really come to love drawing (once I realized I could draw, just my way). So, I say YES! to a sketchbook, lots of them, you will so enjoy yourself. I did learn a lot from trying the concept of blind contour drawing (kind of a joke given my eyesight, I was already partly there) and the concept of negative space drawing. If you want I can give you a couple of resources I found helpful. I love my sketchbooks, and they are portable friends who can go anywhere. I hope you will take it up.
Oh thank you for the encouragement. Wld appreciate the links to the resources
May I use your second page here to illustrate a poem (a text overlay)?
Yes! That would be fantastic!
And thank you! 🙂
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