The Sketchbook Project-Pages 2-8

29 Dec

When I can find time I am attempting to complete the Sketchbook Project in time for the deadline on January 15th. Here is a quick up date on where I am at the moment. After completing page 1 I decided to continue using collage, as this is something I enjoy and in fact don’t do a lot of. I am still working on some of the following pages but at least progress is being made, here are some annotated images:

Pattern and flowers, two themes often apparent in my work inspire Page 2 as shown below.





Page 3 is still a ‘work in progress’ page. So far I have used a range of papers including, newspaper and paper bags to create a background, I then worked on top using gouache and a dry brush to create a weathered/worn look. Not quite sure what else will go on this page yet…



Page 4 is simply a paper background which I intend to work on, I think the background looks quite similar to leather but it is in fact just an old gift bag torn down to size and glued in place.













The next page has a sort of summery feel, perhaps not exactly what I was going for but I like it all the same.  I created the background for this piece using gouache, inks and linseed oil. I then added detail using cut papers and a fine liner.



Page 5 was partially inspired by the previous page, but also has a vintage look about it. I particularly like the teacup and deep pink flower set on a piece of gold foil, saved from a box of chocolates.



This page is a little dull in my opinion. I was thinking about gold and unusual Christmas baubles. Perhaps it needs a little more work.













The last page I have been working on is inspired by the white Christmas I had this year. This page was created using collage with the exception of the tree (centre right) which is drawn using a black fine liner.


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