The Sketchbook Project 2011

All the pages of my first Sketchbook Project book have been digitized and uploaded to their site. 80 pages of lycanthropes and cat-girls. For those unfamiliar with my work, I should warn that this sketchbook contains a lot of nudity (because let’s face it, what self-respecting werewolf shackles themself with clothes?). THIS link should take you to the cover, which for some reason they’ve placed at the end of the slideshow. Just skip back to the beginning using the thumbnails underneath it.

The folks at the Sketchbook Project did a sterling job documenting the pages. The paper in the books is really thin, and it wasn’t until I was about halfway through that I started scanning and realised I’d need to add a heavier paper to avoid images showing through the other side. They seem to have done a really good job of taking that into account.

The drawings are all done in pencil, biro and ink. Some I like, some not so much. But that’s nothing new.

I’m still in the process of cleaning up my own scans and photos so I can make the book available in print.

Have any of the other project members had their books digitized yet? I punched a few names into the search, but didn’t get any results.

I’ve had my 2012 book for a few weeks now, but I need to replace the paper (the existing stock is still pretty thin), before I start working in it.


  • Danny
    Dannyabout 3 years ago

    First glance is quite impressive.
    You know I’m sure one or two others posted about this a whiles back, can’t remeber who.

  • Thanks Danny. I’ve actually been pretty slack; they sent me the link about a month ago and I’ve only just checked it out :O

    – Sturstein

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryabout 3 years ago

    There’s some pretty fucking amazing stuff in there man – love the looser, more ferocious pieces the most. Top stuff!

  • Cheers Si! I definitely need to do a lot more of that loose, aggressive stuff ;)

    – Sturstein

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 3 years ago

    I’ll pop over and have a look (if my dropping out internet will let me)
    I didn’t get my book digitised by arthouse….I’ve been pretty thrilled to receive notifications of viewings though, considering how many books are involved it seems pretty special to be looked at!
    I’ve got my 2012 one and the paper is a little bit thicker…I have no idea yet what I will do with it!

  • I forget that not everyone chose to get their book digitized.
    I only just switched on the notifications (coulda sworn I did it earlier), so at this point I have no idea who’s been looking at mine. But I suspect I won’t get many hits until a few people favorite it.
    Yeah, the paper is a little thicker, but I think it’s still not thick enough for my purposes. So I’ll replace the pages, and give the book a sturdy stitched spine :)

    – Sturstein

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 3 years ago

    impressive amounts of muscle and interesting combinations of things….i always think artists draw pictures of themselves (so I now have a very unusual idea of what you look like!)

  • Funny you should say that, because I have a suspicion that artists find it easier to draw builds similar to their own. I find it much easier to draw short, lean figures, and I know some of my more meaty artist friends struggle with them; they have an easier time with fuller figures.

    My guess is that we’re more intuitive when it comes to builds similar to our own, because we understand them better. How they move, how they feel, how they hold themselves.

    Now you know why the majority of my figures are short and lean ;)

    FYI, I’m not that hairy, and while I am a bit of a grouch, I don’t exactly roam the streets chomping on people :)

    – Sturstein

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustabout 3 years ago

    Wow, you’ve been busy… Great done!

  • LOL, not really. They were all done late last year and into January. The people documenting everything just have a lot of books to get through.
    I must have been drawing one or two nearly every day, because by the time I ordered my book I only had about two months until the deadline. In a way that was good, because I forced me to draw pretty much every day.

    Cheers :)

    – Sturstein

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 3 years ago

    flat feet though, I bet ; )

  • Well, most of the time ;)

    – Sturstein

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 3 years ago

    Peter, I have just been and had a look at all your pages. They are fabulous. I love all the pages. Yours has scanned up well, mine is a bit of a mess, but I think that is due to the thickness and the fact that the pages do not sit flat. Regards Kerry

  • Thanks Kerry! I noticed your avatar when I was checking out the site the other day and thought ‘hey, there’s a familiar face!’ I think some pages came out better than others. I also added fairly heavy paper to my book, and didn’t use much water based media, so that probably helped the pages retain their flatness. Plus, I think any lack of clarity in your pages is more noticeable because you’ve included a lot of text; when lettering isn’t perfectly crisp and clear it’s a dead giveaway ;)

    – Sturstein