Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sketchbook Time

Howdy Strangers,

It's been a long time, I know. You might find yourself saying: "Oh my goodness, Nancy! Where have you been? And why oh why have you abandoned this poor blog just as you were getting started?"

Well, the excuses aren't good enough. But here I am, I am back, and I do have many things to share with you, my darlings.

Let us begin with my sketchbook.

Cloud Friends and Hair Tangle

Tree Children

Welcome Home

Mimes in Love

Birds Among Fowers

Lovers in Clouds

Doodle Kids

I love sketchbooks and carry one with me always.

I have different kinds of sketchbooks where I work in different ways: In my mini sketchbooks (above), I tend to think of each page as an experiment, which I then turn into something like a final illustration; In my big mess books I plan out illustrations, design characters, write and doodle ideas, and just plain go crazy; In my pattern sketchbook I lay down my color swatches, play with textures, and paint patterns. And then there are also my notebooks, where I doodle and write ideas. Maybe I have too many sketchbooks and notebooks floating around, but that's how I like it.

Anyway, this is a little piece of what I have been up to these past few months.
You can also find some earlier sketchbook pages in my Mini Sketchbook set, over on my Flickr Photostream.

Until next time!