Sketchbook

Practice and Thoughts

Collage Sketchbook: Page 15

This was actually one of the very first drawings in the book. I believe it was drawn on a random sheet of paper at a bar I used to frequent in Manhattan. It’s a neat little karaoke bar called Iggy’s. I spent more time there then I should have, honestly. I...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 14

I mentioned before some of the pages in this book are topical. I create them as I am inspired. Often, more often now than before, I am inspired by current events. Inspiration can come from all emotions. This one came from sadness, worry and horror. This page was...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 13

This one has a sweet story. Every year for our anniversary I make a clay heart (pictured below). All year we fill it with little pieces of paper that we scribbled reasons we love each other, love notes, and memories. On our anniversary, before I present John Jack with...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 12

The Women’s March. I’ve done a post on the Women’s March already, which you can find here. John Jack and I attended the march in Nola, and I am currently helping organize a Science march in Baton Rouge. This page was inspired by the signs I saw at...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 11

“Her name is Cherry. We just met, and already she knows me better than you.” That is the opening line from one of my favorite Amy Winehouse songs, and the inspiration for this drawing. The middle piece is a colored pencil drawing of a guitar, Amy is also...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 10

Page 9 of the Collage Sketchbook. This one is pretty nostalgic. Plus there are some pretty cool textures with real history. The caricature of the very depressed looking girl is my best friend in the entire world. I drew this in high school when we where all edgy and...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 9

Page 9 of the Collage Sketchbook. I own a design and t-shirt company, Avery Paige Designs. We also make vinyl stickers. Sometimes I save the weird bits of sticker vinyl that’s left over. Do you want to know where these bits came from? The Emblem of the Galactic...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 8

This page was inspired by a photographer I found on tumblr, Angélica Dass. She matches the skin tones of her subjects with a corresponding Pantone color. I started to draw her portraits as an exercise in another sketchbook and on loose sheets of paper. I wanted to...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 7

I did this page while I was practicing hands in November of 2015. While doing the hands practice project I drew A LOT of hands. Not all of them made it into the final post. Most of them I did digitally, but some where drawn by hand (haha). These two where drawn on...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 6

If you’ve never drawn on a scratchboard before, try it! You can do some pretty cool stuff with them. It’s also a great activity to do with kids.You can buy pre-made ones in the store, or you can be cheap like me and make your own. That is what you are...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 5

As I mentioned in the first Collage Sketchbook post, some of the pages are topical. I did this one for the Women’s Summit on June 14th, 2016. United State of Women is still a running project, and I hope it continues to run. If you are a woman looking for a place...

Collage Sketchbook: Page 4

Page 4 of the Collage Sketchbook! This one was fun. Also a work in progress for a long time. I had a few doodles of my cats pasted on the left that I wasn’t happy with, and the left page was blank with only a dictionary page glued in. The mermaid is actually gel...

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