The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is fun to do and I’ve just signed up for the 2013 project.  In a nutshell – you sign up, pay for a blank sketchbook plus touring expenses and when you return it to the ArtHouse Coop it is cataloged and then goes on tour.

Here are some pages from my 2011 sketchbook – my theme was “Down my Road”, so these are all very local scenes.:

Japanese Bridge
Japanese Bridge – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayons and market pens
Five Dollar Beach
Five Dollar Beach – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayon and marker pens
Sailing by Jupiter Lighthouse
Sailing by Jupiter Lighthouse – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayon and marker pens
Hobe Sound Beach
Hobe Sound Beach – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayon and marker pen
My Neighbor's Lemon Tree
My Neighbor’s Lemon Tree – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayon and marker pen

and last but not least because it is once again that great spot on the Loxahatchee River:

Loxahatchee River
Loxahatchee River – 2011 Sketchbook Project – watercolor crayon and marker pen

There were many more pages but this is enough to give you the gist of the sketchbook. The method that I used was fun.  The first sketch is with watercolor crayon, then apply water, let that dry, use the marker pens to outline or do some fancy scribbling and then a final layer of gray or white on top for atmosphere.

I’ve scanned in the 2012 sketchbook but haven’t downsized the files yet. Will post soon.

Now I’m looking forward to the 2013 project and hope I don’t procrastinate as much as I usually do finding myself filling the book two days before it’s due.

3 thoughts on “The Sketchbook Project

  1. Thanks Cristina – Everyone around here calls it the $5. beach because you have to pay $5. to park there for the day – The beach itself is actually named something way longer because it’s a national wildlife refuge and the money goes to them to maintain the area. A few years ago I did a painting project where I asked people what they wanted me to paint and there were a number of requests for the five dollar beach.

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