As I mentioned last week, I’ve finished my big Alpha – an 11×14 spiral-bound book. (Sadly this size is discontinued.) It was the biggest sketchbook I have used to date and I absolutely loved using it.
It has confirmed an idea I’ve had lately, that I’m happier when I work larger as it gives me more freedom with my mark-making.
The spiral didn’t bother me at all as a single page was large enough to fit the majority of sketches on it – with the option of extending the edges of the sketch across the spiral to the other side of the spread.
The book was heavy, too heavy for carrying around everywhere in daily life, but as I was half on holiday (vacation) during January it was okay. I found that it was much easier to handle than the large Goldline square book I used last September as I was able to fold the pages back and work on a single page – as seen in this photo.
Below you will find photos of most of the spreads I haven’t already shared but I also filmed a YouTube video walking through the entire book.
I hope that you enjoy this more detailed look at my pages. Click on the image or here to watch.
And here are the pages – click on each image to view at a larger size.