I’ve recently joined The Sketchbook Project 2018, where creative types fill a sketchbook and send it to Brooklyn Art Library to be a part of their permanent collection. With my sketchbook on the way – I’ll be sure to do a full post on this when it arrives, as I’m so excited – I’ve decided to show you all a peek inside my current sketchbook.
My favourite mediums are ink and watercolour, but I’d love to expand my knowledge and dabble in more mixed media. My biggest inspiration at the moment is my sister, whose art portfolio is filled to the brim with just about everything and anything you can imagine.
I love to splash paint about and make a mess. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes (all the time) I smudge the paint before it dries.
I love art with a Gothic influence, and had the idea of doing a set of postcards celebrating Gothic literature. The design below was the first I did with this series in mind, which ended up being digitially enhanced and made into a birthday card for a book-loving friend. However, I always preferred the shadowing in the original, even if the lettering is too close to the edge of the page.
What’s inside your sketchbook? I’d love to see!