* * UPDATED 17/09/2016 with better photos!**
My sketchbook is coming on apace. I did an intro page for it covering all the types of stuff in it (isn’t ‘stuff’ a useful word?). No doubt I will add to this in the coming weeks:
The left hand page below is one of my latest. I stamped the background with the home made ‘fence’ stamp which I see makes great texture as well, stuck an old railway ticket on it and drew a rather inept set of railway tracks. They are a bit wonky – I expect that if an actual train tried to travel along them it would derail pretty quickly!
This sketch is based on a photo I took in the tropical biome at the Eden Project.
For these, I’ve stuck some of my screenprinted fabric on and a smaller layer of polyester organza printed with the same screen in yellow acrylic paint. I like how I’m using this sketchbook to try out possible fabric designs.
I did this sketch this afternoon – it is based on a photo I took the other day when I went for my monthly reeds walk, showing a curve in the fence by the river and its shadow.
I thought I’d post some pictures of the tools I’m using in my sketchbook. As well as PVA glue to stick some of the pages together and make them thicker and more able to take paint without bleeding through to the opposite side; and clear gesso too. I was introduced to these woody Stabilo water soluble pencils when I did the online course run by lk ludwig and I absolutely love them.
You can see which colours I’m using the most for this sketchbook!
I also love these Neocolor II watersoluble crayons and I like the fact that they make so many different shades. Drawing shadows, I’ve bought several different greys!
And here is a pic of my box of pens. That grey Pitt pen is getting used a lot in the sketchbook!