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 page spread for today:
And here are the individual pages.
I still yearn to own a McGill Sketch Book. They are amazing.
Thank you. I am saving them for my granddaughter you can always talk to her but you won’t get much out of it since she is 21 months old…). Almost anything else I make, though, I’m open to letting it go. It never hurts to ask.
I know we’ve had this discussion before 😑
I really like both of these. Wonderful texture. (K)
Thank you. The yellow house one, I was doing a class exercise using a palette knife. Which I liked using but not for the whole picture as we were assigned to do. The other one, well, I can never get enough India ink scratchings…
They both have a wonderful painterly quality. And the bottom one with the faces that are at first hidden then become apparent as you look at it more.
LOVE your sketchbooks! And I always learn something when I visit your site! 🥰👋
Thank you. I like making these books and these days they are mostly what I concentrate on.
That black blue gray piece is amazing!
Thank you. I had some nice ink to work with, it inspired me.
Interesting sketches, they are very energetic.
Awesome! You are always inspiring me!