Still scanning sketchbooks from South Africa. The scanning of double page spreads of this square sketchbook involves scanning each page separately and then seaming them together on Photoshop - takes rather longer than the zippy face-down-scan-and-blog approach you can take with Moleskines or A4 spiral-bound pads that fit perfectly onto the scanner!
Brush markers (and in the last spread, a touch of watercolour) in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Brush markers and watercolour in Windsor and Newton spiral bound sketchpad.
At this rate it will take me a month to scan in the sketchbook drawings I made in South Africa, but never mind!
Brush markers and watercolour in Windsor and Newton spiral bound pad.
It was wonderful arriving in Kommetjie, near Cape Town, on Christmas day, and being welcomed by a street band. Fabulous bands performing in the streets on Christmas day constitute a traditional custom for the so-called Cape coloureds, descendents of Malay and other slave labourers imported into the Cape by Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century. Afrikaans speaking, they are a significant, if not predominant, population group in the Western Cape today. I included a photograph of the beautiful girls marching ahead of the band under the Maverick photograph here.
Brush markers and pencil crayon in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Brush markers in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Brush markers and collaged envelope in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Back home after a long time away, and flailing in stuff that needs to be done, so the scanning of my sketchbook will be slow. These lemons from an exercise with my brother upon my arrival: I think his may have been his first drawing ever.
Pencil and brush marker in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook