Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 5 and 6

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.

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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 page spread for today:

And here are the individual pages.

15 thoughts on “Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 5 and 6

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. It all started when I smeared the grayish paint on the page. Then I found the window contents and somehow I became so intrigued with what was going on inside this house. I would very much like to go inside myself!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I feel like I am catching up myself, trying to get posts put in order after this long eye problem, some things I had forgotten I had done! Like this whole sketchbook.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I love the use of orange and blue in that first piece. It makes me think of that quality of light at sunrise when the cold chill of the night is being burned off by the warm glow of the sun. I love all of the visual texture and linework in the illustration of the grey house. It is a very gloomy scene, almost spooky, and the pop of red for the figure suggests a narrative about that person’s circumstances.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. The house one started with a smear of that gray color from some other thing I was doing. I do like the particular shade it is and it immediately made me think of a house. Then of course it needed a person. I hope he is nice and warm in this kind of drafty looking place in his red sweater.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I have always really liked the effect of photos items mixed in with drawings and these seemed to give hints about the interior of the house in a way I really like.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I love houses, as you know, both in real life and as subjects for art. This one just kind of evolved. As all the most interesting homes do, I guess??!!!

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