I confess that this 'book' is really just a drawing I was experimenting with in order to plan and prepare for a couple of large drawings in a similar vein. I have finished one of the large ones - 1300mm x 720mm - but actually reduced the amount of defined detail as I didn't really like having such realistic work.
This smaller piece works quite well folded as a book as I can contain what I now see as 'realism' between the covers and only peep when necessary. For years I have enjoyed making marks and suggesting, often obscurely, my work rather than making my drawing representational. This means that very often no one understands my work even if they love it ..... hence my decision to introduce an element of realism back into my work. I will actually post on these large drawings I am doing at a later point, but let me say now that I was really unhappy to actually see or recognise in my drawing, that which I was drawing! Not sure that makes any sense other than to me. As here in this book you can see the sea urchins even though they are not drawn in great detail - I find myself alienated from this work, enjoying the areas where I have not defined the subject far more so than the objects I have drawn. Blah! A whole lot about nothing really.