Sketchbook 8" X 10" Black Hardcover
I came upon this particular sketchbook while looking for material for my book, and thought that by sharing my early efforts it may help to inspire others to take a stab at sketching. I continue to believe that sketching and drawing are extremely important in the development of an artist. Sketching is not only a means of capturing the moment for future consideration, it helps the artist to learn to see.
When sketching keep in mind that, " a sketch is a sketch, is a sketch". It's not suppose to be perfect. It can be as little as a few lines, or a study of sorts, to remind you at some later date of a moment and of possibility.
This sketchbook was begun in the summer of 1980 following my return to my art studies at 39 years of age. I was a bit of a novelty. I was older than everyone in the Foundation year including my instructors. I had something to prove and threw myself into my studies and the need for me to learn how to draw. I sketched and drew at every opportunity......