Online reader for 2010 Sketchbook “Down My Street”

two demons or lords of xibalba emerge from the parts of a car engine, resembling something from a painting by hieronymous bosch

At the time I made this post my book had not been uploaded to The Sketchbook Project’s digital library yet. I’ve updated the link in the original post, but I wanted to feature this work again since I haven’t spoken about it here since 2011. My sketchbook “Down My Street” helped me get back a great deal of my artistic momentum and it also helped me practice writing a compelling, coherent narrative over a long format. As one kind reader put it,

Hello there. There’s some lovely work on this site, but your sketchbook is probably the most absorbing one I’ve seen. I found the imagery and the stories fascinating, and liked the way you put notes at the back. It made reading it a second time, a different experience.

Thank you, Raccoon906!! Your art is awesome!

Closeups from Sketchbook Project 2010

Here is the entire book, you can read it all online.  But I also noticed as I was documenting the pages that taking pieces of many of the pictures out of context yielded fascinating results.   The following is a selection of extreme closeups from my book.

grass from 2010 sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

evil bird from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

Hell from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

hand from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

One from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

shine from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

arm from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

back from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

eye from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ring from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

key from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ribbons from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ring from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

slashes from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

wrist from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

xanadu from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

fan from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

packstrap from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

skyhug from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

smile from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

cover from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy