Small Artist Sketchbook 2022 – Pages 18 and 19

We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.

This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).

I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.

Let’s take a look.

Here’s today’s page spread.

Here are individual views of the pages.

If you have any questions as to the materials or techniques I used, let me know. I love to answer questions!

10 thoughts on “Small Artist Sketchbook 2022 – Pages 18 and 19

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I like the harmony in colour palette and shapes between the two spreads. The pink and orange is a pleasing combination. I am quite taken with the figure who could either be human scale planting seedlings or – if I read the plant-like as tiny abstract people – a Giant tending to their garden of humans.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I sometimes wonder how one page in a sketchbook influences the other, since they might be done at very different times, and I fold over the book so I am only looking at the page I am working on, so as not to hurt the opposite with stray paint, etc. But over and over I think there is always some connection of color or theme or feeling, it seems to work out that way. And I love the idea of the Giant Lady tending her human garden. With only benevolence and consideration for their best futures, ifI have anything to say about it!

  2. Judi Castille

    I should really do one too..I have too many scraps of loose paper that I sketch on. Maybe I could just go scrap book and that might lead to a sketchbook for me…and break the habit.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I also draw on pieces of stray paper and usually I glue them in the book. That way I keep hold of them. That is if I like them, sometimes I just toss them in the trash.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. When I was young I loved this combination of colors (along with that of red and yellow together) and I would arrange outfits like this, and my mother would make me change, saying the colors did not go together. (Yes, they do) I was always thinking as I stomped back upstairs to change.

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