Monday, February 06, 2012
Sketch #74 Leaf Dragon Orange/Purple 20
I love the way the colors came out on this one. It is now one of my favorites.
I have used 96 of the 109 pages in my sketchbook. At this point the ones to be inked are all caught up and I am coloring every time that opportunity and desire coincide. I will miss this book, but my parents bought me a new one that has a soft binding and slightly larger pages. I am hoping I will be able to scan the pages easier with the the soft binding since it lays flat. The pages have less texture and are whiter. I know I will like the brightness of the pages, but I'm not sure about the nap. We'll see.
There is something fearsome about finishing a sketchbook for me. I have quite a few that are mostly or partially used. I often will stop drawing in one when I get past half way and not start up again in a sketchbook for at least 6 mos. and sometimes as long as 5 years. Don't get me wrong, I still draw or paint or something, just not in a sketchbook or on a spiral pad. Most of what I do during these periods gets tossed out. In some cases I have been blessed in that I have drawn on scrapbook pages and these I have kept. People who consecutively fill up one sketchbook or journal after another amaze me.
I am looking forward to finishing this sketchbook in one way, but not in another. It will be nice to have a filled sketchbook, but then it is finished, done... This time though I have a new one I'm itching to begin - so I'd better hurry up already and finish the old one ;)