Once upon a time the Field Notes company released an edition of their small sketchbooks called Sweet Tooth and it contained a red, a yellow and a blue notebook as a three pack. Several of us started drawing in the red ones because it creates a bright mid-tone between our black and white pens. Tina Koyama has become queen of the Sweet Tooth, using mostly red but sometimes blue notebooks.
Me, while I did some “serious” sketches in a couple red books, I’ve mostly relegated these books to really quick-n-dirty sketches, done while waiting for someone or small sketches from my imagination while I watch baseball. I don’t scan these sketches as there’s just too many of them, none worthy of consideration but they help train my brain to draw, which is the reason I do them.
I’m posting a couple of them here so I’ll have an excuse to post a nod to Tina’s ‘abandoned couch’ series. I was waiting for our gang to show up to draw and across the street was an abandoned couch with a couple matching chairs piled up on top of it. I thought immediately of Tina.