Today, I mailed off the Sketchbook Project moleskine to the ArtHouse Co-Op.
I was getting disgusted with myself that I was dashing them off, here at the end, but then, I decided I needed to just chill out--after all, it's not as if this is a contest, it's a SKETCHBOOK!! They don't have to be masterpieces.
And it's been a lot of fun. So, when I finished up last night, I looked at some of the images and laughed. I definitely gave myself permission to just play.
They're nothing earth-shattering, but they did serve to loosen me up and get me sketching. Things are crooked and wonky and all out of kilter, but they bring a smile remembering the fun I had with them.
My scans here are pretty bad, too, but I'm putting them up here just the same.
If I had to do it over again, I'd replace the paper in the book for sure: it's awfully flimsy and doesn't take watercolor well at all. It buckles and bruises and it doesn't showcase watercolor's properties to their advantage, but the book itself was a pleasure to pick up and fill any old way I liked.
and at the end, I felt a little bit sad.
I may have to try to do another one just for me, on decent paper!
I really didn't sketch things in pencil first, but for the most part, just had at it with a brush and pigment.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat!