Artist Danny Roberts Reinterpretation of old vogue foldout cover with gemma ward on it.


Long Live the Long Sketchbook.

I’m the type of person, that when I come up with an idea I like, I dive in head first whether it’s practical or not. This Sketchbook was one such idea. Once I realized I could make my own sketchbook, of course I made the least practical sketchbook ever. I should have made it a standard size like 8×11 or 11X14. Of course, that never crossed my mind. So coming up with a drawing that would fit the ratio of this sketchbook has been difficult, but when it works, it’s works. It’s in the top two of my favorite sketchbooks. The reference for this drawing was a VOGUE MAGAZINE September 2004 foldout cover. At the time, I was working on my Character Sketchbook, so I was only really interested in drawing Gemma Ward. Haha.

So as I made my way from left to right, I started getting overwhelmed with drawing so many faces. Finally, I realized I didn’t have to draw the faces… thus the blank faces on this piece. It was made with pen and brushed ink. I hope you like it. Just a reminder that I’m not blogging on the weekends, so I will see you Monday! I hope you have a great Friday!

Details Picture Artist Danny Roberts Reinterpretation of old vogue foldout cover with lily donaldson on it.
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  1. Chris Lane | Reply

    I really enjoy looking at this!  Reminds me to just open up a mag, and get inspired!  I used to be able to do this, and now I have all the time I need.  Thanks for reminding me to just do it!  Beautiful!  And I love going from faces, to no faces.  very cool.

    October 28, 2019 at 8:14 am
    • Awe thanks Chris!  I know what you mean for sure. Thank you for taking taking the time to stop by Igor + André.  It feels good to be back blogging with out restrictions or limitation the Social platforms put on us. It’s expanding my mind again to make things the way i want to! I’m so happy you were inspired! hope you have a great day!

      October 28, 2019 at 8:29 am