I am in sketchbook heaven right now. I have wanted a toned sketchbook for a very long time and finally ordered a few from overseas. My American friends, you have all the goodies – It isn’t fair! I would love better access to some of the home-wares and art supplies you have. I found someone who would delivered here and a cheaper than the ones I have seen in art shops.
This is the first drawing in my new sketchbook. I love this paper! It isn’t that thick but is smooth and grey lead is easily removed repeatedly. The sepia and white pencils look great. It is a great base to colour digitally too. It will be difficult to go back to white paper for sketching now I have been spoiled. I can see why so many illustrators and animators use toned paper.
Here you will find a coloured one I did for a get well soon card illustration, and for #illo52weeks dots.
I have been dabbling in the Daily Doodle drawing challenge in my TV down time and produced a colouring page download.
Work is consistent. I am in the middle of the sketching stage for a ABC picture book for Xist Publishing; my newest project.
Along with the author Victoria Lane, I will be launching a picture book, Celia and Nonna with Ford Street at the SCBWI Sydney Conference and in Melbourne at end of August.
I have some work in progress images from Celia and Nonna. I will share something soon and talk about how a the book was put together.