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Thursday, September 26, 2013

My first Sketch book

     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.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sketchbook you made for me, I use it all the time and show it off proudly. When it's filled, it will have a special spot on a shelf.

    Bookbinding is great! I can't remember exactly what got me into it, but I started making books for myself and my friends in high school back in OK, haha. It's a skill that more people should have, to turn a few pieces of paper and cloth into a book!

    I really like your linework, and really all your work! I kind of get stuck at drawing things like fashion design and more abstract/geometric types of things.