Sketchpack Project: Week 1

This year’s theme: 
The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment

This sketchpack is going ot be all drawings.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but
I had a good time last year!  Making it simple, and all about the line —
and a waterbrush when blending non-waterproof inks.
MOST of these are near-gestural, under 15 minutes (not the Vajra/Drilbu).

2016 8 1 SKETCHPACK BUDDHA 012016 8 2 SKETCHPACK BUDDHA 02 2016 8 3 SKETCHPACK BUDDHA 022016 8 4 SKETCHPACK VAJRA DRILBU 01 2016 8 6 SKETCHPACK YIN YANG 01 2016 8 7 SKETCHPACK BIRDS EYE BUDDHA 01ABOUT SKETCHPACK PROJECT: The project began in 2011 to get folks to draw daily.The sketchpack is a small zigzag journal with two usable sides, allowing one to sketch on both sides of 15 ‘pages’ to complete the month of August. There was much enthusiasm and the project is now repeated yearly in August, with a Facebook page for us to share as we go along.  (The page is closed for viewing but you can join to play along!) There is an Exhibition held in October at the Artsauce Studio in Observatory,Cape Town, South Africa of mostly local Sketchpacks!

w15 sketchpack openingDrawn on handmade Canson folding journal
with Noodler’s pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink + Waterbrush,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper+ Waterbrush,
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to Sketchpack Project: Week 1

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Very nice, Kate. This is going to be fun to follow.


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