Altered Text for Sunday Sketches

If you click the image, it will enlarge so you can read the text. I have 2 “altered text” or “found poetry” books that I work in off and on. One is a vintage non-fiction book with nice paper and a sewn binding. I do more serious stuff in that one. The other is a truly, truly bad piece of fiction on cheap paper with a cheap glued binding. I doodle and play in that one, trying to keep the pages either light-hearted or a bit odd. This is my latest page from that one. I think the steampunk novel I just finished reading may have influenced this page, a bit. 🙂

I did do several more traditional sketches this week, and you can click to the main page and scroll down to see those. I’ve been breaking in a brand new sketchbook. You can subscribe (over on the right) if you would like to keep up with what I’m posting during the week. Don’t forget to see what else is on the drawing board at Sunday Sketches this week!


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22 thoughts on “Altered Text for Sunday Sketches

  1. lissa

    great use of words and illustration, don’t know exactly what it means but I imagine these people are starting a revolution of sort.

    have a great day.

  2. Hannah Sommerville

    I would love to try something like this one day. I love how you highlighted parts of this text.

  3. Jennifer Noel Bower

    It has taken me forever to commit sketches to a sketchbook so I truly admire any artist who can do altered-work and text pieces. I am still way too fond of my eraser. I love the sense of mystery created here, the darkened text above with more revealed below. It really asks the viewer to become more of a participant.


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