I've only had a bit of time in my sketchbook this week. This is my newest sketchbook - I've already shown you the first page spread I filled in, after having inadvertently skipped the front page:I like the first page to be personal, and since I was inspired by Charley Harper & Alisa Burke for this spread, I thought I'd borrow inspiration from another favourite artist of mine, Gustav Klimt, for the front.
I've only ever collaged my goddesses out of pieces of paper, so I decided to stick to pencils & pens this time. I sketched her out with pencil, then traced the lines with black pen.
I wanted colour & patterns mimicking Klimt blended with my own style, so I filled her clothing in with pastel dots & the background with rounded yellow squares.
I'm so pleased with how she turned out - she makes me smile every time I open my book!
I've only filled in one other page, the next one, in this sketchbook. On Valentine's day, I felt like drawing my honey - so I took this reference photo of Pat & sketched out his face in pencil:
Once happy with my sketch, I again traced the outlines with black pen.
Men aren't the easiest for me to draw, so I'm pretty pleased with this. He's recognizable at least - the only thing really "wrong" is the size of his eyes (just a bit too big).
Drawing in my sketchbook is very relaxing - and I'm really enjoying seeing my progress as an artist unfold.