Recent Sketchbook Pages: Varying colours and layouts

January 13, 2023 | 4 Comments

We have only just started going through Sketchbook Design and I’m already seeing some changes in my work. I’m definitely trying new things. (BTW Last opportunity to join the Live Version this week!)

The layouts of my pages are included in the second half of this article, but first I want to share some of the individual sketches I’ve done in the past few weeks.

As mentioned in Monday’s article I’ve been intentionally experimenting with fun colour combos while sketching the Village Green in the morning.

Here is a collection – every sketch is very different.

Other things…

I’m wanting to get back to Lane Cove National Park more regularly…

And back to identifying native flora.

I’m also hoping to incorporate a little collage into my pages.

I’m still enjoying the combination of GoldFaber Aqua with watercolour.

And I’m switching between coloured pencils (see my last article) and Watercolour Pencils. (This is the Turpentine Forest in Killara)

Only one teacup (testing marker behaviour)…

One coffee cup…

And one cafe sketch.

Here are most of my recent pages…

A good start to 2023! How’s your sketching been so far this year?


  • Jamie C says:

    I’m seeing all sorts of design elements in these pages from Sketchbook Design! Love the inspiration!

  • Cathleen Schwartz says:

    Your colors seem so much brighter and more saturated in this post… new lighting? Fabulous as always!,9”

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Cathleen – I am trying to take photos of the whole sketchbook so you can a better sense of what it looks like in real life… but I’m still perfecting the settings! 🙂 But in general my sketches in the last few months have definitely become more vibrant thanks to the markers and CPs.

Leave a Reply