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Sketchbook course posting 7, using printed papers and colour.

I'm back after a short break, and have resumed my sketchbook course.

The garden is full of flowers and I would like to record a few of them over the coming weeks as they are integral to the theme of 'My Place' .

This page was made by collaging some previously printed papers. I've used tissue/deli paper and the gelli plate to get these effects.

The thing I've learned from this sketchbook page is that the colour combinations are a good starting point. The drawing effects are easy and there's lots of similar examples eg Robert Kushner whose work I love - but it's the colour palette which makes the difference.

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I've found that this is a fabulous thing to do with children. There are all sorts of papers, cards and plastic sleeves to put the artwork onto and into, which means they can be carried around and kept safely to swap with friends. Try a theme, like cats!!


  1. What a beautiful piece!!!! Love the delicate look you left in the middle!!!

    1. Bit of a late reply to this Robbie, but thank you!