Experimental Sketchbook

I found a couple of half used sketch books so I thought I would share one.

It’s kind of silly. It’s from a class I took so we were trying a few different styles. The nightmare may have been from The Artist’s Way.

I tried to add the quotes and list in the image caption, but it was repeated and I couldn’t figure out how to remove the double text so here they are:

Quotes from the first page:

The perfect is the enemy of the good .

Ansel Adams

Imperfections are your guides – valuable, reliable, objective, non-judgmental guides – to matters you need to reconsider or develop further.

Art & Fear

List from the back page:

  • Drawing dreams or silly experiments w/ ink blots are a good way to start a sketchbook – lowers pressure, but also adds fun and a deeper level of who I am.
  • Cutting & pasting is a good idea, too. No more loose drawings. They all deserve homes.
  • If only one sketch is good, the rest are all worth it. (I really need to remember this.)
  • I really like adding water to this paper.
  • It is better to make a mistake in a sketchbook than on a painting <– Truth bomb.

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About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.