Been a while since we posted pages from a sketchbook. The ones posted here were created by Amsterdam-based artist Sarah van Dongen. She is a graduate of contemporary literature focusing on children’s book. Missing the creative life she decided to enroll in children’s book illustration at Cambridge, UK and since then has never stopped drawing. The Dutch illustrator takes her sketchbook and art supply everywhere resulting in illustrations based on observation and daily life. On an interview with Gumclub she says this about her sketchbook:
“My sketchbooks are like diaries. They are a safe place where I can experiment. They also hold up a mirror to me in terms of productivity. I know when I draw every day it gets a little easier next time. And in my sketchbook I see when I last drew, because I add a date everywhere.”
Images: Courtesy of Sarah van Dongen.