Exhibitions of your own work are all about showing off. You try and present the best of what you can do. You present a series of finished paintings or drawings editing any that do not work or are not up to scratch. Sketchbooks however are the opposite. They are for anything and everything - ideas, sketches, aides memoirs, diary notes and even shopping lists. I have kept sketchbooks with me close to hand as much as possible over the years.
There are two reasons I use them
It is often said that drawings show the bare bones of an artist. It certainly exposes them which is why I have decided to upload these sketchbooks. I have left as many 'warts' in as is palatable. There has been an element of editing: I have removed diary notes, shopping lists and the odd very weak doodle.
In 2011 I started using Daler Rowney 'Cachet" sketchbooks for their sympathetic brown paper which is very smooth and great for the likes of a 3h pencil and have decided for now to start with these. There are of course loads more from previous years but I have not yet had these photographed.
I am afraid you can not rotate the format so you may have to rotate your head for the odd landscape format drawing.