Sketchbooks

A Colorful Collage Sketchbook is a Modern-Day Homage to Matisse


Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

For those who exer­cise, you (prob­a­bly) go through a warm up before you start on your work­out. This activ­i­ty tran­scends phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, how­ev­er, and extends to men­tal ones  as well. A sketch­book is the per­fect place to get ~ready~ to illus­trate and try out new tech­niques. Julie Hamil­ton does just this with her col­lage sketch­book. Under the hash­tag #sketch­book_s­tud­ies, she cuts out paper of dif­fer­ent col­ors and shapes, arrang­ing them into var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions that range from fig­u­ra­tive to abstract. In each col­lage, Julie’s trusty pair of scis­sors is her paint­brush—just like Matisse—which gives her images a bold, angu­lar appear­ance.

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook

Julie Hamilton collage sketchbook