Using a Found Book for a Sketchbook

by Andrea Butler

As an artist, I am always excited by a blank sketchbook and its possibilities and I never know when one from my collection will turn out to be the perfect sketchbook for a particular project. I also keep an eye out for interesting second hand books and magazines, as these can be repurposed to create individual, themed sketchbooks that can complement the artwork presented within them. In this resource, I share how I experimented with using a second hand book to create a sketchbook.

sketchbook from found book
Pages with geometry are chosen to complement the angular marks of my drawing from Frank Auerbach’s work

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