Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sketchbook pages

I like to show pages from my sketchbooks from time to time. My sketchbooks are just random books really. They are not about making beautiful art, but about practicing techniques, trying out materials or just...well...killing time.

First there are some spreads from my Small Book. It measures 15x15 cm (6x6 inches) and mostly lives in my bag. It goes with me everywhere. It's hard to keep open, so that's why my fingers can be seen in these pictures. ;-)

Sometimes I just like to colour for no reason. These different sized striped lines were perfect for that.

Doodling with felt tip pens. I'm not too crazy about these pages.

More doodling with felt tip pens and these I really like. I wonder why I do like these and not the previous ones?

The other three pictures are from my Studio Book, which, as the name already states, lives in my studio. It measures 25x25 cm (10x10 inches). This book is a real work horse. I keep everything in there from lists and notes to leaflets and try outs of materials. And sometimes I even make some art in it, like these:

This is what I call a leftover collage. It's done with things left over from other projects.

Practicing with watercolour. They are far from perfect, but I really like these.

I printed some faces I did with a drawing app on my tablet and worked them into these pages.

As you can see there is really no rhyme or reason to my sketchbooks. They will just hold anything and everything and that's exactly the way it should be as far as I'm concerned.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my pages and even more I hope you use your sketchbook for all creative play and to just mess about. Make it your best friend and it will not disappoint you!

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy Wednesday!


  1. Hi! I love your pages and your doodles! Thank you for sharing them.

    1. Thank you Kathy, happy you like them.

  2. I love the way you combine colors, Caatje. And it's been lots of fun following your faces!

    1. Thanks so much Teri, I just love doing faces!

  3. I really like the spreads in your Small Book, Caatje. I have finally managed to start using the sketchbook in my purse for this purpose--practicing techniques, killing time. I'm loving it!


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