Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Accidental Sketchbook

I didn't plan to have this little sketchbook with birds in it.  In the fantasies in my head, what I really had was a wonderful watercolor sketchbook full of my perfect drawings of birds and nature.

I recently came across this little book I bought ages ago, because I'm a sucker for anything with graph paper.  I was doodling in it with words and birds, and before you could blink, I have myself a bird sketchbook.  It's not the best paper for watercolors, but I like the crinkly sound the pages make once they dry.

This is the original doodle made from looking at a magazine picture.
Playing with pens and markers.
This is what my birds look like if I don't have anything to go by.
From magazine pictures:

Stamp that used to be mine, became Gaye's when I had it in a yard sale, which I now want back.
Scrap paper from Gaye's desk.
From magazine page:
Where I get my inspiration.
This has the potential to be a nice little book. (There is also a 50/50 chance I'll lose interest before the book is half full.)


gaye said...

Your calligraphy is great and I really like all the bird sketches. Really like the Chickadee and Cardinal. Of course, the little bird head I bought from you is still one of my favs. I'm gonna have to stamp another bird with crown like I gave you. Likin' it too!

letterlady said...

You always make me laugh! I like that little nuthatch.

Carol said...

Love your BIRDS. They are just great!

di said...

love all your birds!