My sketchbook records many small moments. Some sketches are better than others, but I’m always glad to have a memory recorded and thoughts jotted down in my everyday journal.
And a small sketch with notes on drawing crowds. Most of my lessons get planned in these sketchbooks.
A page of people-sketches over a coffee. Can you tell it’s summer here in San Jose?
And a page that records a rare haircut for my daughter.
This one is my experience at her middle-school graduation. We sat on the school lawn and I didn’t see much more than the crowd around me. Sketched with my minimal kit: Fountain pen, Pentel brush pen, and waterbrush.
Some things go by quickly and you catch what you can while it lasts. This is Rob messing around on the tabla. He’s a man of many talents, that one!
These are all sketched in a softcover Alpha book. With thinner paper than the Beta (which I also use, but for larger pieces), it feels less precious, has more pages, and seems just right for my everyday sketches.