Tag Archives: notebook

January 18, 2013

Doodles

The quality of a line   What is the difference between a line – and certainly characters – drawn by hand and in print? How come that in the first case there is an unmistakable warmth which is hard to Read more

 
January 4, 2013

Style

Finding one’s own style   Looking through my library these days I found a book of drawing exercises done at art school under guidance of my favourite teacher. Her lessons would apply to any creative endeavour, I think, because she taught Read more

 
September 20, 2012

Corrugated iron

The beauty of shacks   A rare sight in The Netherlands : half hidden behind a farmhouse, a crumbling hay barn. This country is generally so clean and organised that most people here would be shocked by my enthusiasm, of Read more

 
December 22, 2011

Looking back #3: Rajasthan and making books

My most faithful travel companion is a small Moleskine ‘reporter’ notebook which, at home, is paired with a larger one that grows within a few months to bursting point with photos, sketches and cuttings. For years I used to bind Read more