Sketchbook Project: the second time around

I did the sketchbook project in 2010 for the 2011 tour. My book was digitised. My improvement as an artist since then makes the contents embarrassing.

I’m doing the sketchbook project 2015 because it was fun the first time and it’s a chance to do something different with different mediums. Oil pastels need protective paper to stop them smudging on the opposite page. While it works fine in my personal sketchbooks, a book that is going both archived and potentially handled by the general public, it is less useful. One book won’t be handled often because of the sheer number of participants. My first book was checked out three times including by my parents when it came here last year.

The second book has the theme of the Middle. The theme takes me away from my usual focuses while still having interesting possibilities. I’m going to call it ‘Meditations on the Middle’. The picture at the beginning of this post is the second of two collages I have already created for my book. Other media I want to use include coloured pencils and chalk pastels.


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