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Sketchbook Pages

Documentation, Idea Development, Experimentation and Research

2012-2013. Completed during International Baccalaureate Art program at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.

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Sketchbook Pages by Ian Beck

I was never a proper and assiduous keeper of the sketchbook like proper artists are meant to. As an art student, in the far off 1960s, when sketchbooks were required for marking I often faked them after the event. 189 more words

Sketching North Berkeley with Carole Baker

Carole Baker is an amazing painter in remote northern Alaska who I’ve known through our blogs and correspondence for years. When she was in Berkeley for a visit we met in North Berkeley to sketch. 109 more words

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Spring Things and not so Spring-y Things (Self-Portrait)

This little fig tree has survived so much: being transplanted, then a killer frost, and then transplanting again after sewer line work. As soon as leaves sprouted this year so did two figs. 127 more words

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A Rude Awakening

This morning I was abruptly woken by what I thought was a crashing noise. I listened for a few minutes to see if I’d really heard a noise or it had just been the tail end of a dream…nothing. 681 more words


Progress on Final Project After First Week

I have spent this week collating all the research which I carried out in the previous week and adding it to my sketchbook, whilst also delving further in to research in certain areas. 158 more words

Final Project

Spring! Iris!

I put my sketching stool in my front garden to paint the one iris that decided to bloom this year. The past two years none of them bloomed and I think it’s because you’re maybe supposed to dig up the bulbs and separate them and plant them further apart when they get too crowded? 77 more words

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