A while ago I shared briefly that I had been working on a couple of coptic stitch sketchbook commissions and mentioned that I would share about those.
Well today is your lucky day, my friends.
I cannot tell you how honored I was to have people ask me to make them these sketchbooks. It’s even more exciting knowing that they will be used to create art.
The first one was a request that had been inspired in part by my blue coptic stitch sketchbook that I had been using with my Instagram challenges. That book is now filled and retired—you can watch a flip-through of that book here: COPTIC STITCH #ROCKYOURHANDWRITING AND #SEALEMON SKETCHBOOK FLIP THROUGH
For this sketchbook and the second, I purchased a set of Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks to use for the covers. I wanted something that would be permanent and not risk its rubbing off or bleeding should the books encounter high humidity or get wet. This was especially important as the blue book was going to a client in Florida.
I’m excited about this blue book as the client told me she likes to draw mandalas. I love the idea of this book getting filled with mandalas!
This second book was a joy to work on, as well. The client has a granddaughter to whom he wanted to send the sketchbook as a birthday gift. He also asked me to assist with purchasing some quality colored pencils and pens. He said his stepdaughter was interested in drawing comics, so I chose some Manga-specific-branded materials to send along with the sketchbook.
For her sketchbook I chose bright cheery colors. The client also asked me to put his granddaughter’s name on the cover. I did this in India ink, as well.
I created both of these using the same methods I’ve used in previous coptic stitch sketchbooks. These two particular sketchbooks use Bristol paper. I find that paper holds up very well to most mediums.
If you are interested in commissioning a coptic stitch sketchbook, please get in touch. :) I’d love to hear what you think you would like. I am still accepting sketchbook commissions. Orders are accepted and completed in the order in which they are received.