Well, I've managed to get a few more spreads completed in my proj: exhibition sketchbook before the end of the year. It's a good feeling to keep the pages coming, now up to 18. I have only 12 more pages (6 spreads) to complete to reach my goal of 30 pages by January 15th. Maybe I can pull this off after all.
Following the format established with the previous scans, here are the 4 new pages for your review (click on an image to see a larger version):
Page 15 : This page is somewhat unusual for the sketchbook, as this imaginary lanscape came from my mind and not from an actual object. I'm not entirely sure where the idea came from, but I'm happy with the results. It's certainly not a realistic landscape — more of a dream landscape from a distant, ancient land (with no trees).
Page 16 : Here is a much more concrete drawing of my new square-toed dress shoes. I won't spoil the comments on the page itself in the notes, other than to say my wife Gail has a good eye for shoes. :-)
Page 17: Coffee seems to be a theme throughout the sketchbook, and page 17 is no exception. This sketch was made while sitting at a local cafe with my brother Steve on Christmas Eve day. Fort some reason the moka pot on pedestals caught my eye. Fortunately, I had my pen and Moleskine along.
Page 18: My Signs sketch was completed this morning while at the cafe. These highway signs which I see each Thursday morning caught my eye, making me aware of the visual noise I deal with each day.
An that's all for sketchtoons in 2004. I've been quite happy about comments from readers who are enjoying my 'toons as much as I enjoying creating them. Thanks for your encouraging words.
I wish you blessings, peace and prosperity for the year 2005. My heart goes out to the thousands effected by the asian tsunami. More than we fortunate ones, these people deserve God's extra portion of blessing, encouragement, hope and care in this difficult time.