This Christmas the people behind my favourite Posca sketchbook, Artgecko, came up with a prompt list and competition to keep us artists doodling. Although I wasn't able to find time to draw every prompt I did get a few done. Didn't win either which is a shame because the art bundle looked impressive.
Day 1: Wreath
Day 2: Gingerbread
Day 11: Snowman
Courtesy of the Korp Academy.
I totally failed at Inktober this year. I got halfway through and then just got too busy to spare time for the project. I've kept the prompts though to try and finish before next Inktober if possible. Here are my first few attempts. Many sold but a few are still available.
I've really enjoyed sketching in this small square spiral bound sketchbook. The brown paper is perfect for paintmarkers. Thought you might like to see some of the results.
In 2012 Blok Collective organised for several Peterborough based artists to participate in the Brooklyn based Sketchbook Project which is home to the largest collection of sketchbooks in the world. The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 in Atlanta, GA and moved to New York City in 2009. Since that time they have grown into a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, The Sketchbook Project nurtures community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world. The Brooklyn Art Library is the storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public* and every now and then I get an email to say that somebody has checked out my book.
My chosen theme was "the writing on the wall" and was biographical in nature. It dealt with the inevitably of who I would become so I delved into childhood nightmares, teachers that shaped me, isolation and religion for my inspiration. There is an album on my Facebook page that has some great photos of my book taken by a local tog but there is only one place you can see the complete finished book and that is on the Sketchbook Project website.
The book is special to me because it is still a source of inspiration for my current work. It was the first (and second) place that I drew my worms, it uses my preferred media of stencil, spray cans and marker pens as well as my favoured colour combinations. Anyway, check it out by hitting the big red button above and be sure to let me know what you think.
View the other Blok Collective sketchooks below:
*taken form the Sketchbook Project website
Head of cutting out and colouring in at Korporate Industries.