My Tiny Sketchbook: First Floral Pages

Friday, March 08, 2019



First Ever Tiny Sketchbook

This winter, I have filled a very small sketchbook through a project with the Brooklyn Art Library.

My tiny sketchbook will join many others from The Sketchbook Project


I dedicated the book to my family.

I chose the themes of nature and travel for the entire book (around 32 pages).


Each two-page spread features a natural subject and an exotic stamp.


The first 8 pages are full of mostly flowers.



First, I drew the flower in pencil and then covered the drawing in ink.


Instead of painting the flower in color, I kept the image black and white.


Then I would select a vintage foreign stamp whose hue represents the typical coloring of the subject, or at least part of the subject.



I really enjoyed pairing the stamps with the natural subjects.


I bought the vintage stamps on Ebay.  They were a really fun find.


At intervals, I would insert a famous quote about nature.  Page the 8 spread is John Muir's quote:

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."


Soon I will post more photos so you can see the entire sketchbook.


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