Vivien Blackburn: sketches in pencil, charcoal, watercolour, oil, oil pastel, digital media, coloured pencil, graphite, mixed media - and more!
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Sketchbooks are a very important part of my work. They are research, resources for the future, they contain sketches, notes, fairly finished pieces and rapid minimal sketches and they are a good way of working around ideas for me.
I use a wide variety of media in the sketchbooks - everything from the normal pencil and charcoal through to oil paints and collage. I stick in relevant research information as well, from found objects to digital images.
I tend to keep some books specially for ongoing projects so that all the research material is together but this doesn't always work smoothly! others are just general and are a mixture of whatever interested me at the time.
for finished work go to www.vivienblackburn.com
or for works in progress www.vivienb.blogspot.com