One of my new teachers gave me a few pointers to get me started on my sketchbook:
- don’t start at the beginning.
- make a place for my sketchbook and just do a little at a time with whatever drawing implement (pencil, pen, charcoal etc.) each time I passed.
- get some background already painted on those pristine white pages.
Whilst those words of wisdom were still fresh in my mind, I stole myself away into my cavern and spent no more than an hour (or it possibly was only half) and rustled up the following:
I then set about sploshing on the pages:
Turning each page as it was covered, I then closed it up and let it dry, unworried about colours merging or my sketchbook being perfect or beautiful. Now that it has “cured” I now have a “ruined” sketchbook I no longer feel precious about, with some lovely backgrounds to add to: