Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sketchbook Cover (Sketchbook Project)


Here's the final product, complete with cover.  I used an acrylic pen to draw in the shapes then I coloured over that with coloured pencils. 


They look almost like transfers as the faces are shiny compared to the softer feel of the cover material.




In the end it turned out quite thick, I think if I was doing it again,  I might just glue every other page together to get a thicker type of paper and use pen directly on that.





But all in all I'm satisfied with the end results and pleased that I managed to finish this quite big project.
Now it's time to post it off to New York to start it's new life.  Buon Viaggio!

21 comments:

jill said...

This is fantastic, I also like your last few pages, Im looking forward to next years project and will also glue pages together to make the pages thicker. Well done

Martine said...

I love your last pages and covers! You've done a tremendous job with your theme and your sketchbook will surely be much appreciated ! Now it's time to say good bye (sigh...) I still wonder where mine is at the moment (hopefully it's in the US.. but having no news is a bit worrying! .. That's part of the deal anyway !) Congratulations again and I will definetely miss expecting a "new face in the crowd" when I start my PC next time !

Katherine Thomas said...

Congratulations! It looks great! You did such a good job!
I almost forgot to get mine mailed. I still need to finish one page, and the back cover! Yikes!

Alex said...

This is fantastic Cathy =) And I haven't a doubt that it's going to turn out great in prints and become a big seller! Congratulations ^^

E*phi said...

Your sketchbook (although I wouldn't call them "sketches", really!) is just fantastic! I love every single page of it and the cover absolutely lives up to the insides! If it was a book, I'd definitely buy it! ;)

Sandy in Michigan said...

Cathy, So many people will now have the opportunity to see the world through your eyes! It's a great sketchbook and I bet you're having separation anxiety about now.

elkedagtelt said...

Congratulations. I especially like the drawings on the 'dare to be different' pages.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Looks fantastic—Congratulations!!!

raena said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to see it in person!

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous!!

Louise said...

this looks like a fun and much enjoyed project! I especially like the way the drawings on the cover have turned out, they look very polished. I agree with the above-fabulous!

Lucia B. said...

Congratulations for your beautiful sketchbook, you have made a very good job in such a short time! Now the sketchbook is ready to begin its new life, I appreciate that you have done all this work not only for yourself but especially for those who will flip through these pages and will have the opportunity to share your ideas, your feelings, your point of view.

jenna said...

How exciting! I'm a bit late to the game, participating in EDM as you were finishing up, but I loved looking at all the faces - so many clever and finely executed ideas.

debra morris said...

Great cover Cathy, well done on finishing......going to visit it one day

Ann said...

Congratulations! What a treasure this is!

travelingsuep said...

Congratulations on finishing and with a stunning cover too. The sketchbook looks amazing.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Cathy,

I love this especially the "dare to be different" pages.

Thanks for visiting me - I have a variety of medium weight and heavy weight smooth papers that I purchased by the pound last year at a paper store.

They have a very nice feel and are great for sketching - with a little bit of gesso added they can take paint, too.

I don't really know what to call them other than sketching paper.

I sometimes make a journal out of watercolor paper or a paper whose name I know. When that it is the case, I put that name in the description.

Thanks for all your positive support,

xoxo

donna said...

Just wonderful, really great artwork.

phthaloblu said...

Great cover and I really liked the theme. :)

Moez Superyucca Ketepo said...

bold and impressive!(thaks for stoppin' @ my blog: you're welcome!!)

quirkyartist said...

Great sketchbook. Seeing this makes me really sorry I didn't have a go. Maybe next time.

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