Many high school Painting / Fine Art students worry that their sketchbooks must be wild, gestural explorations, with layers of media exploding from each page. This sketchbook is a reminder that this is not always the case. Here, a sketchbook layout has been approached with the sophisticated eye of a graphic designer; each page taking on the aesthetic of a contemporary magazine.
These sketchbook pages include observational drawings, dresses and fabric experiments (including distressed materials) that are inspired by insects. Designs are developed from original first-hand experience, with clear links between initial observational work and subsequent explorations with fabrics and garment forms.