Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 39 and 40

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.

14 thoughts on “Large Artist Sketchbook 2021 Pages 39 and 40

  1. Leonie Andrews

    I am sitting here musing on the different approaches we all take in making our art. The strength of your sketches are your people in various situationsand that’s almost the last subject I would include in a sketch, (apart from my drawings in coffee shops). Maybe I need to try different subjects! 😊

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This is amusing to me because for a long time, when I first started doing art, I would never include people because I thought I did not know how to do them (though I didn’t know how to do any other subject either and that didn’t stop me, I guess I was just believing the whole thing that depicting people is hard). But, eventually I decided to try, because I felt my work looked lonely without anyone in it, especially when I did more and more scenes of cities or buildings or whatever. Now I am mostly interested in depicting people in their environments, or else scenes where maybe a person might walk into it at any moment. Which is interesting because I am really not interested at all in interacting with people, most of the time. I do love observing them, though. So art lets me “socialize” in my own way!

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    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      You know, I didn’t think of that when I did that picture, I was thinking of the woods around where I live in fall, but you are right, I find it interesting to think of the picture the way you mention. And I will also say that to me, I always think in the fall that the trees are so bright and fiery in their colors.

      1. scarlettcat

        Oh 🙂 the woods do look fiery in the fall, especially with some trees. That is interesting. It was totally fire to me but I also see it in your way.

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