For this exercise task, I was asked to visit the website: http://www.book-by-its-cover.com/sketchbooks and look through the sketchbooks that I found interesting.
I was also asked to answer the following questions in relation to my chosen sketchbooks:
• What materials do they use?
• Do they sketch quickly or are the drawings more sustained?
• If they draw fast how is this achieved- how is the content edited?
• Which subjects or parts of the images are edited or stylised?
• How does the stylisation affect the communication process and the sense of documentary?
• Are there any parts of the images that are unfinished and what impact does this have on
the overall image?
• Are there some images that you think communicate better when drawn slowly?
Melissa Castrillon –
- Materials: Pencil / Watercolour / Coloured Pencils
- Sketches look as though they are done quickly but this seems to be her style
- Fast sketches are well executed because it seems like she has firstly sketched a few quick lines and then gone back to add more detail after
- Parts of the images that are edited or stylised seem to be mostly clothing and textures
- The stylisation affects the communication process and the sense of documentary by making the eye focus on specific aspects of the illustrations she wanted you to focus on the most
- There are a lot of unfinished parts of her illustrations but these are normally the fact she hasn’t created any backgrounds on some of her illustrations. I think it makes some more busy and some less busy which is an interesting aspect
- Her use of shading gives some of her illustrations a lot more depth, she is obviously drawing at a slower pace when adding this detail
Mattias Adolfsson –
• Materials: Fineliner pens & (from the look of it Promarkers?)
• The drawings look more sustained but at the same time they look as though they have been drawn without much thought or planning, almost like doodling for most of the illustrations
• There is a lot of detail involved in his work which is why he uses the fine liner pen for instance in the image above he uses the fine liner to give textural detail to the illustrations
•The stylisation affects the communication process and the sense of documentary by giving the characters a 3-dimensional feel so they aren’t boring images stuck on the page, the scruffiness that he has used when illustrating some of the characters creates a more interesting image
• No parts of his illustrations seem to be unfinished, his work is almost ‘perfect’ in the sense that he has completed all the illustrations and also coloured them
Carmen Segovia –
• Materials: Pencil / Fineliner / Coloured Pencil / Paint (maybe acrylic?)
• I think they draw in a more sustained manner, the linework of the animal/humanbeings look like she has really focused on the proportions.
• The parts of the images that are edited or stylised seem to mostly be fabric and fur textures.
• The stylisation affects the communication process and the sense of documentary by showing the difference between the furry animals and the smooth animals like wolf (hairy) and frog (smooth).