I have been considering how my sketchbook informs my print process. It is much easier, time effective and cheaper to work up variations on a design on paper, rather than creating print screens to work on fabric. But it does need motivation and commitment to work up a sketchbook. It has taken me a week or 10 days to really get this sketchbook off the ground, and I've had all the time and materials available. It is as if I need the time for reflection, and more importantly, no pressure from other activities, before I get into the art zone. I am quite pleased with the way this sketchbook is developing, even if it is only A5 and feeling a little restricted sizewise. But I think it is important to try out different sizes and shapes and I will keep going with this one, probably until it is full. I am very impressed with the quality of the paper - it's good robust stuff and takes water well, without cockling.
Inkwashed pages ready for the next stage.
|Washed pages now have imagery added|
|Although I love colour, I think the black and white photocopy enhances more than the colour copy.|