The book is incredibly dog-eared now, and I had to tape the cover back on about 10 times. Before it goes into storage, however, I'm going to present some of my favorite pieces from it here on the blog.
My sketchbook work will probably surprise fans of my finished illustrations. My ink drawings in the book are by nature more loose and unfinished- I tend to focus on one aspect of art-making while drawing in the book (design, color, ideation, skills, etc.), and don't edit as much as I do in my final images.
I have always struggled with my sketchbooks. Like most artists, I have this fantasy that by the end of the book, I'll have an incredible opus of images that will guide my work as a whole. While the first part of this statement typically falls flat, the second part rings true. What I hope to convey over the next few posts is the sketchbook as a workbook.
It is not particularly "pretty". It has bruises and scratches and water stains. It is not perfect, but I believe it is an honest representation of my process.
Enjoy Part 1!