The Sketchbook Project: First Pages

I have completed the first 2 pages of my sketchbook with the exception of a little round sign on the inside cover that I intend to fill out once my book has been completed and is otherwise ready to mail. May this image bring you as much joy as it does to me:

 The Sketchbook Project 2018: Pages 1 & 2

The Sketchbook Project 2018: Pages 1 & 2

Daily Art: Little Blue Mushroom

April 27th:

I drew a mushroom. I really wanted a place to practice drawing some of the details that I want on my Mother Nature character, and I decided that my Cut-Up Sketchbook was the perfect place to do it; so I referenced one of the many inspirational photographs that I've collected on my Mother Nature board on Pinterest and put this little mushroom on the page.

Daily Art: Another Sketchbook Page Down

March 21st:

I unofficially finished page 25 of the Cut-Up Sketchbook.

Then I colored this scene in a Disney coloring app on my sister's iPad:

I unfortunately do not remember the title of the app in which I created this image, but it was one of those officially licensed Disney products. They provided the outlines and pattern design: I just colored it in and told the pattern brush where to go.

Daily Art: Nathan's Drawing

February 25th:

Just before Christmas of 2014 I visited my sister and let my niece and nephew each draw on a page of my cut-up sketchbook. I left it entirely up to them what they wanted to draw. My nephew, Nathan, drew a dragon and my niece drew what I can only assume is a fanciful galaxy of some sort. She wouldn't really tell me what she was drawing: just that she would make it pretty. The drawings are located somewhere between pages 30-40 of my sketchbook, so I won't officially get to them for some time, but I couldn't resist doing a bit of work on them on a day when I was thinking a lot about those kids.

My strategy regarding the pages with the kids' drawings is to leave all of their work untouched, but to do my own work on every bit of white space they left blank on the page. I want to incorporate their drawings into my own designs in a manner similar to that in which I incorporate the existing patterns on the patterned pages of my sketchbook, but with the intention of respecting the integrity of their drawings much more than I do the printed images.

My work in the above image is all of the tiny patterning set between the marker strokes in the head, arms, and torso of the dragon.

Daily Art: Cut-Outs

February 21st:

This is the sketch on page 28 of my Cut-Up Sketchbook. On February 21st I just did a bit of x-acto knife work on the page cutting out the portholes that had no yellow in them. The portholes with the yellow were already cut out back when I cut out the portholes on page 27.