I hope you're enjoying the blog hop so far. My post today includes a very exciting giveaway so make sure you read all the way to the end!
I love this months theme! Houses and buildings are something that appear frequently in my work and they're one of my favorite things to draw.
When I started the sketchbook challenge back in January 2011 one of my goals was to illustrate the many different ways that artists use their sketchbooks. Some use it as a finished product, some as a place to work through design ideas and to play with imagery for other projects and in my case, I use it primarily as a way to design the quilts I want to make.
Another one of my goals with the sketchbook challenge was to dispel that myth that everybody's sketchbook pages are pristine, well thought out works of finished art. My sketchbooks are a perfect example of that. They're pages of messy drawings done in black marker.
However there are a few pages here and there where I do work with color - usually colored pencil.
Using my sketchbook as the place to play with imagery before I ever cut into a piece of fabric gives me an opportunity to work out what images to include and where to place them on the quilt.
my website gallery here to see how the drawings in this post look rendered in fabric. How do you use your sketchbook? Do you use it primarily as a place to draw, paint and color or do you use it as a springboard for another medium?
The first sketch that you see in this post is the one that became the quilt that my workshop DVD is all about:
and if you pop over to my blog here you can enter your name in for a chance to win a free copy of the DVD and a big pile of other goodies too!