Did I mention that my sketchbooks measure 6×10 inches? I’ve had an inquiry about this, to help establish the size of some of the fruits and critters I’ve presented. As always, click on an image to enlarge it.

Costa Rica Day 7

As the pages seem to be loading up well, I’ve decided to give you entire days, even if I got ambitious and wrote many pages. This entry ends Book 1 and my first week at the For Julia and David White Artists Colony.

Costa Rica Day 4 (even more)

This 2-page vertical slice is my first attempt to capture the lush view from my large picture windows. It features—even I had to squint to figure this out—a squirrel hanging by its tail. I had to overcome huge anxiety to draw this and I didn’t like the result, but it did give me the courage to try even more challenging scenes later on. It also served as a lesson in accepting failure—I couldn’t rip it out because the top page was backed by an earlier drawing. I do like the bottom drawing, especially the clothesline, upon which all the artists hung our wash.

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