At its essence, a student sketchbook should emulate that of a practising artist. With photographs providing evidence of first-hand research, quick confident gestural drawings showing a response to this environment, and scrawled annotation, this beautiful sketchbook page – showing the development of ideas for a sculpture entitled ‘Stone Egg’ – does exactly that.
These sketchbook pages have a formal, organised, uncluttered presentation style, with a minimal use of colour. Items are positioned carefully, allowing each piece of the design process to be appreciated fully. The project contains a thorough investigation of detail and pattern, with first-hand observation of moths and butterflies informing subsequent designs.
This sequence of work (primarily Kate's A Level Art sketchbook pages) shows experimentation with media and the exploration of compositional ideas. Artist influences are chosen cleverly: seamlessly integrating with her own aesthetic.