|Mermaids, pen. watercolor & acrylic ink on watercolor paper, 5 x 7", 2011.|
I rebound my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project and finished the first page. I was very nervous because I don't think I've ever drawn on such a small scale before. My own personal sketchbook is 11 x 14". I know that doesn't sound much bigger than 5 x 7", but the difference seemed huge to me!
My theme for the sketchbook is "Uncharted Waters"; I'm focusing on mythological creatures starting with the most obvious, mermaids!
I really like how the colors in this drawing contrast with the bright red-orange design on the inside cover:
I arranged the drawing so the mermaid's face would show through the cut-out part of the cover:
If anyone's looking for instruction on rebinding their sketchbook this video was pretty helpful (but long).