This past week I’ve been taking the first week of Sketchbook Skool’s new kourse Imagining. This week’s klass has been taught by Sketchbook Skool (SBS) founder Koosje Koene. We were encouraged to make a daily drawing from our imagination for 5 days linked in some way, ideally in a concertina sketchbook.
A friend had recently given me a triangular shaped concertina Awkward Sketchbook so I used that for this class. Koosje linked her sketches in her demonstrations with a red thread so I copied that idea in mine. I decided to use simple black pen for the rest of my drawing and settled on a rabbit as a main character because I was looking at a ceramic rabbit on the shelf in front of me as I watched the class. Although I was drawing from imagination when I drew the first image it was obvious to me when I finished it that I was very heavily influenced by the work of the artist Jon Carling, whose pen and ink work I adore!
When I had completed my 5 drawings I decided to carry on and draw another 3 to fill up my sketchbook. And once I had filled it I went further and turned it into a mini zine using the layout template from Umami Design Studio Blog 1 and the folding guide from Umami Design Studio Blog 2.
It’s been a great first week and I can’t wait to see what week 2 brings!