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Sketchbook Flip Through

And here are all the pages. Time to go make more.  

Sketchbook Part 8

This will be the last post with sketchbook photos.  I will do one more post with a video of the entire sketchbook.  These are a few fun random pages I think this would be a really fun wall paper. Love this color combination. Trying to come up with 15 different patterns can be surprisingly difficult. Thank goodness for Pinterest. This page started out completely in the shades of brown and it reminded me of a calico cat, so I blacked out everything that wasn't the cat, and put them on a pink and black quilt. This page is an example of times when you need to walk away. After I finished the pages, I really hated the left side, and loved the right side. I was very tempted to paint over the left side, and make it more like the right. I decided to step away and now I have decided it is all well and good together. An attempt at giving the circles some shape with pattern. Some are more rounded than others. It's fun to draw designs along a line and then fade out the background. Lots of f

Sketchbook Part 7

 There were many mirrored inkblots in the sketchbook which challenged my imagination. This craziness started with a set of inkblots that looked like the one below. Starship Enterprise again? Horseshoe? Stingray? What do you see? The original inkblot can be seen on the left with it's reimagined mirror image on the right. I immediately saw these people who were bundled up in a parka, walking on a puddle. Maybe I should have extended the water across the entire page??? No original photo of this one, but I did immediately see elephant ears and trunk. Decided they were Elephant-ducks on ice skates. More inkblots were at the sides and were made in to the city with their reflections on the ice. I played with collaging a face out of this inkblot. Looking back I think I should have continued this idea. Oh well. This complex inkblot took on a whole different life. Two "people" (Maybe bears?) chatting chummily in the center, and then two odd chaps in large billed ball caps, each wit

Sketchbook Part 6

I know I shared this face already but I thought it needed to be in this post about the faces in my sketchbook. She was the first face I attempted to draw in this sketchbook. This was an attempt to work on shadows and highlights. I like how the background developed. This face started with a tutorial for a manga drawing, and they quickly told me they wanted to be more. More fabulous. Once drawn I realized they reminded me of author and performing artist, Alok. It wasn't intentional, but perhaps a subliminal influence. I keep drawing from my head, but think I need to do more from life or photos to get things down so I can be good enough to draw "off the top of my head." The shadowing was off on her. He head looked off. I looked at some photos of people in shadow to attempt to get her right. After I drew her I realized she reminded me of actor Jane Seymour. Another attempt at drawing off the top of my head. The eyes always seem so dead. I have realized there needs to be some

Sketchbook Part 5

 I like drawing simple buildings and creating imaginary cities. This blob, that honestly looks more like the Starship Enterprise or a sideways creature, than a city, challenged me to become a city on a mountain side.  I took the challenge by watering down the dye and dragging it about to create the mountain, and then drew the city over the top. My friend, Sonja, said it reminded her of the Pussy Hats woman made and wore to the 2017 Women's March. The left hand page started with a flipped replica of the Starship, and became a city on a red hill. This page had a few beginnings. I didn't photograph each variation. Whatever was on there first, I really didn't like it so I painted it over with gesso, and then again with paint. I think that is how it went. Anyway, I loved the color combination, and painted a few pages in these colors. Once I started drawing the city, I wasn't sure if it would fill up the entire page. When I got to this point, I thought it might be nice to pai