My ex-boss and friend, Doug TenNapel, did a Kickstarter archive of his sketchbooks. When I got it today I was blown away by the quality. It’s a hardcore bound book. With gold leaf all over and a little ribbon bookmark.
And behold, the art:
Rough stuff, clean stuff, inks and color, notes and thoughts… wonderful.
Good god, look at that photo I took. It’s of a doomed tree, the Green Ash. Alas!
Some sprouts on… we think a Honey Locust. I didn’t have Peter with me to identify it.
Little Maple leaves coming in, like little umbrellas.
Out of focus Magnolia flowers.
Crimson King flowers, a type of Maple tree.
And my 4yo holding a weed.
When I lived in California, my favorite season was Fall. Even though Pasadena was the only place with fall leaves. But now that I am in Illinois, I have learned to love Spring.