Here’s another one of my artist sketchbooks for you to see. It was finished in May of 2021 but the artworks were done over the previous year or so, I guess.
I’ll be showing you page spreads, one each week, for as long as the book goes on.
As you know, I make these books for my own enjoyment. I work on a page as the inclination strikes me and I never have a plan for the book or for the artwork that goes into it. There is no theme, no meaning, other than what each image shows the viewer and the viewer takes away from the experience.
In this book I did artwork on the front and back of each page. There’s nothing written associated with the images, and the images paired in each page spread do not relate to each other in any way except for being side by side.
I hope you enjoy looking at this book!
Here is the first page spread. I did artwork on the inside of the front cover (the left-hand side) and the right side is the first page in the sketchbook.
And here are the individual pages.
The black background of the one done on the cover is very striking. Makes me want a sketchbook with dark paper.
I got a couple to use for gouache and I like them a lot for light colored markers.
Especially love the woman on the couch
Thank you. That is me. I mean, it is me as I imagine me sitting on our sofa and reading.
Your work always inspires me, love these!
Thank you. I love doing these sketchbooks – random art as I feel like it and lots of fun.
page 2 looks like a self-portrait 🙂
I love when you paint or draw over text, it is just such an amazing effect!
Thank you. Ever since I first had the idea (not original with me, I know, but to me, it was new!) I have loved doing this.