I have been working on this book now for almost a year and a half. I had it laying around for years collecting dust, but when I was introduced to Urban Sketchers I picked it up, dusted it off and started drawing. It, alone, has made tremendous difference in my abilities as an artist. Granted, there were other factors, but near constant drawing has moved along in ability and recognition.
The book looked great when I started. A black, leather like cover started peeling quickly and the binding fell apart. At one point I added a cloth cover to it and that saved it from falling apart. It also pushed me to learning how to bind my own books. I have started working in one of those that I made and am going through it quickly since it is made of thick water color paper. Still I have a few pages left in my first one.
It took me most of the day to scan in most of the rest of these pages and when I have that book finished I will be posting it as a digital flip book. but for the time being for go to the link on the left to see all of the new pages of the sketchbook.