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 the pages as they appear in the book:
Here is a more detailed look at the images.
This is probably going to sounds weird but I like the fruit salad aesthetic of the colour palette of this double spread. There is something vital and uplifting about the combination of those tropical and citrus colours.
I don’t think it is weird at all. I love the tang and tart that these colors are and I think that is why I use them often.