Finally! I finished! And with literally only minutes to spare. Got my sketchbook to the post office on January 31st at 4:50 PM. Whew. But, I did it! One more thing crossed off my resolutions list.
My theme was monochromatic. I skirted this a little by using darker shades of a color. I used Prisma colors as well as some black and white ink drawings. Each spread focused on one color. Even though my theme was monochromatic, I did want a colorful book. I love color. For most pages, I wanted a single subject for every page filled with a pattern.
I was so late on this book because I was so afraid to start it. I didn't want to mess it up. And guess what? I did. But, that's okay. It's just a sketchbook, not a masterpiece, so having some flubs is okay. I even have some pages in the book I absolutely despise. But, it's finished! And there are some pages I'm really proud of. My favorite is the page with the lined flowers (second photo).
The cover is my favorite part of the book. I drew the letters on the cover freehand and painted them in watercolors (on watercolor paper), cut, and glued them on. Then, I traced around them in black to make them pop.