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christening new sketchbooks



Yay, a lovely new pile of sketchbooks! Every few months I hop on my bike and go over to my old art college shop to get some of these; super-cheap but very good. Much less intimidating that something expensive like Moleskines. Then I wonder why everyone keeps asking me if I'm a student when I'm drawing. I also stopped by the new art supply shop near Camberwell Green, it's really good! I used to go straight up the East London Line to Atlantis, in the East End, but ever since that tube line was closed for extention works (and will be until next year), that's sort of cut off the neighbourhood for me; I only make that long trek very occasionally now.

So Gary Northfield helped me fill the first page of two of my new sketchbooks; we both drew the top half of a monster and then swapped and did the bottom half.

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wilburonline
May. 1st, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
blimey when you stock up, you really stock up.
mind you at your rate you'll need more in a couple of months.
nice monsters guys!
jabberworks
May. 1st, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Ha ha, drawing the one on the right, I clearly remember saying to Gary, 'Ah, I will put him in a Wilbur Dawbarn jumper!' I should've brought an orange marker.
wilburonline
May. 1st, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
ha! i didn't spot that -- the now-legendary orange jumper is flattered to bits.
ryclaude
May. 1st, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
reminds me, i gotta get a pile in too.
jabberworks
May. 1st, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
They're very good, these.
mr_hillmonster
May. 1st, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
I drew Wilbur's tracksuit bottoms and shoes too! Snappiest dresser in London ;)
jabberworks
May. 1st, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, those yellow day-glo tracksuit bottoms were the best! We must get Will to promise he'll wear them to the next party as well!
ginasketch
May. 1st, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Heh, weird. I went sketchbook shopping this morning too.
raisegrate
May. 1st, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
I doodle and sketch all the bloody time, and yet /shame/ -- I have never owned a sketchbook. Horrors!

Excellent monsterage! Love their hats and shoes.
jabberworks
May. 4th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, I don't do most of my morning sketches in my sketchbooks. I usually use cheap-o Asda printer paper so I can trace them on my lightbox. But I use the sketchbooks for everything else: taking notes, doodling when I'm out and about, etc.
seussscat
May. 1st, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
hehehe, that sounds like fun, to do half and ask someone else to complete the other half.
jabberworks
May. 4th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Always good for a laugh. :-)
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jabberworks
May. 4th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
It's so rough when your local art supply shuts down, you know where everything is and you're used to using their stuff. :-(
vegenas
May. 3rd, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
i'm a camberwell graduate! Their sketchbooks are great, they have these large gray hardback a4 ones which are fantastic, not alot could make the quality within the price range.
jabberworks
May. 4th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, another Camberwellian! It's handy still being able to use the shop.
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