Sketchbook Project 2010

Sketchbook Project 2010

These are the photos of the pages of my sketchbook sent off to the Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn.

You can view my Sketchbook Page online on their site too.

Sketchbook Project

My sketchbook submitted to the Arthouse Co-op Sketchbook Project 2011 tour.

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The original sketchbook has navy blue card covers. I printed it with a thermofax screen and Gocco ink for paper; I then embossed it with clear embossing powder and rubbed a silver/brown inkpad over it. This is the result. I love the texture!
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I thought I would put a sort of location map somewhere in the book with a collage of tourist information brochure pictures and a map.
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In this spread I've affixed some of my screenprinted fabric and added some translucent organza printed with the same design.
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The theme of the book is lines and grids. I have tended to focus a lot on shadows of fences and other grid-like structures.
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On the left hand side is one of my Gocco prints of a North Wales steam train. On the right, the lines and shadows created by a footbridge across the river in Pontypridd, South Wales.
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Some more of my screen printed fabric, this time of an image taken from a photograph of reeds.
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An inkjet transfer of a photograph of reeds. I like how the marks made on the reverse sides of the paper have shown through.
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I'm very into mark making straight lines with parallel pens and Pitt pens.
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Another fence shadow.
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Two sketches of a footbridge over a major road on the left and the view underneath on the right.
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Palms in the Tropical Biome of the Eden Project.
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Shadows again, of a tree on the left, another fence on the right.
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A weaving of some Gocco printed paper.
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A very rapid sketch of a beach cafe in Cornwall on the left, rust printed/screenprinted silk fabric on the right.
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View along a railway footbridge and its shadows.
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The left hand side of the previous page opened out.
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Two gocco prints glued in to make a sort of mirror image. Canal warehouse buildings in Birmingham.
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More mark making with some marks showing through from the previous page.
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View through to the railway line from the footbridge sketched a few pages back.
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Hand dyed cotton scrim with hand made paper
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On the left, shadows of a fence up steps this time. On the right, an interesting grid printed from a polystyrene plate.
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Inkjet print transfer with screen printed fabric collaged on top.
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On the left, a charcoal rubbing of trampoline springs! Thought it looked a bit like a surreal skyscraper landscape. On the right, sketch of new river footbridge shimmering in the sun.
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Screenprint over stamped background (the same screen as I used for the cover).
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Printed paper from various gelatine printing sessions.
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I wrote a bit of a bio at the back with some of my thoughts on the sketchbook.
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On the inside back cover there is a flap for tucking loose items. I attached some of my Moo cards.
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Back cover
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This is the inside front cover on which I introduced some of the themes emerging in the sketchbook over the last few months.