“For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a quick phrase; it is quite literally true.” ~John Berger
I’m taking Mary Ann’s class “Sketchbookery.” There’s only one more week of class after this week. It is possible for old dogs to learn new tricks, I hope, I hope? I have always enjoyed Mary Ann’s style of teaching. She makes sketching fun. Just “keep on going” if you make a mistake, she says.
I made a sketchbook using the covers of a composition book. I wanted something small that wouldn’t have lots of pages. The book has about 20 pages counting all the flap pages as a page. I stitched the signature to the cover using a running stitch. Here is the front cover. It’s not a watercolor…it’s a page from a magazine that I painted over with gesso and acrylic paints.
This is the back cover… bright watercolors:
This is the first page in my sketchbook:
Page two is a flap page. I sketched this face from a Dover book:
Here are some small sketches in another sketchbook. It doesn’t take watercolors very well:
(click on the small photos for a closer look)
…until next time