Sketchbook Project Update!

All the holiday hoopla really cut into my sketching time and now the deadline looms. Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. There’s still lots to do on my project but things are… as they say… progressing.  Whoever “they” are.

Atlas of…  that’s my theme.

I originally had painted all the page spreads in my book so now I’m filling the book with line drawings of well-known landmarks of the world.  I love the irregular lines my PPBP, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, makes on the pages… the india ink seems to fade to a charcoal gray.  It’s organic and subdued… not jarring.  I see this book as a travelog you can hold in the palm of your hand as I take you east around the globe visiting my vacation wish list!Sketchbook Project 4-5

Sketchbook Project 12-13

I pre-painted these pages before I even thought of my theme.  Now, I’m thinking serendipity is my friend.  I think the colors work well with the sketch locations.  I like how I have the gold streaming through the Eiffel Tower and especially the pinky-gold… it gives the Sphinx the feel of the desert sun.

Eiffel 4-5

Sphinx 12-13


Hmmmmmm… 2 continents so far.  Will I manage to visit them all?



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