sketchbooks

 

I have two kind of sketch books:

visual diarys

 

For years I have been keeping this kind of sketch book. It is a means of recording what I see. However, accuracy is not of great importance, instead it is about the process of engaging with a place and recording my personal response to it.

St James beach in Cape Town 2012
St James beach in Cape Town 2012
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The beach at Bude in 2011
The beach at Bude in 2011
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Stepping stones over the river Dart
Stepping stones over the river Dart
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Small sketches in 2013
Small sketches in 2013
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Small sketches in Southern France
Small sketches in Southern France
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Daughter and cousins in 2013
Daughter and cousins in 2013
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project books

 

In this I jot down ideas for projects, do research notes along with drawings. I also use this to develop ideas and sometimes as a means to record work in progress where I add photos of developmental stages.

Critterdoodles_7
Critterdoodles_7

Starting off with random blotches of colour I then try to see shapes in draw them out in black pen. Black pen, coloured pencil and water colours, 2016.

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Critterdoodles_5
Critterdoodles_5

Starting off with random blotches of colour I then try to see shapes in draw them out in black pen. Black pen, coloured pencil and water colours, 2016.

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Critterdoodles_3
Critterdoodles_3

Black pen, coloured pencil and water colours, 2016.

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Critterdoodles_9
Critterdoodles_9

Black pen, coloured pencil and water colours, 2016.

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Ideas for ceramic decoration
Ideas for ceramic decoration
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Fish sketches
Fish sketches
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More fish sketches
More fish sketches
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Idea sketches for illustration
Idea sketches for illustration
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