Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 23 and 24

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.

16 thoughts on “Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 23 and 24

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I drew the houses with a thin black pen, then I used Tombow markers for the color, and then went back over the layers with more pen, as needed. I also used a white marker, I don’t know what kind now, for the white scribbles (or it could have been a gel pen).

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I did this picture inspired by one of my classes: I used a collage I had made maybe 20 years ago as my inspiration (or really the photo of it, I don’t have the collage anymore). The original scene was houses from Ocean Grove, New Jersey, which is about 1.5 hours from me on the Atlantic, and is a town full of Victorian houses dating from its earliest days as a seaside resort.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          It’s an interesting place, originally a camp meeting location for Methodists (as were several other NJ shore resorts, such as Ocean City and Asbury Park). This location still functions in this manner (along with the usual modern resort activities outside this, of course) and is famous for its tent houses. There is so much to look at in this town. I did art shows on the boardwalk here for several years. Here is a look at the tent houses if you are interested.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I really like that colourful row of houses. The figure looks to be fighting their way out of an underground cavern. I think they will soon escape and be on the surface again.

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