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Keeping a sketchbook

In the past I’ve made a few vague attempts to keep “An Artist’s Diary”. They tend to veer rapidly to lots of text with the occasional diagram or a few lines that resembled not very much at all. However, it is a course requirement to maintain a sketchbook, so I set forth with courage braced.

On the left you see Page 1. On the right you see the jug passed down to my mother and “borrowed” by me for quite a long time now. The photo is a slightly different angle. Still, a start is a good thing.

However I may have gone off track. It all started with William Dobell, who has been described as “the last great portraitist” and who “regarded drawing as the cornerstone of art” (Gleeson, 1992).

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