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May 24, 2010

Wild Sketchbooks

I’m so thrilled to start my guest writing here by showing you some never seen before glimpses of Simon Wild's sketchbooks. His work is so vibrant and full of energy.

I met him recently when he came down to London to meet us at a graphic art fair and it was great to browse through his moleskine while we were having lunch by the river. I noticed his fab website doesn’t have a sketchbook section and asked him for a few spreads and a few words on the relevance of his sketchbooks with relation to his working process.

Here’s what Mr. Wild had to say...

My sketchbooks are at the heart of my practice. They are my diary, my playground, my travel records, my collection of observations, my successes, my failures, my private thoughts and my visual compass. I keep sketchbooks as I am interested not only in the preservation of my own fleeting ideas, but also capturing the world around me and drawing inspiration from it.

Sometimes I doodle recklessly, sometimes I observe with relentless patience, sometimes I glue things down like an angry child, but it all helps to feed the creative spirit, helping to shape the work whatever form it chooses.

I never ever leave home without a sketchbook in my pocket. My sketchbook is a magical place where the real world and the imagination enjoy a ritualistic courtship every time I put pen to paper.

Very inspiring indeed… thanks Simon! For more of Simon Wild’s visual delights, visit his website.


Josh LaFayette
Josh LaFayette Posted May 24, 2010
This is awesome!
Welcome to DA Thereza!

okat Posted May 24, 2010
I love the home page of your website. It's filled to the brim with thumbnails of color. Says a lot about your work.

Lisa Currie
Lisa Currie Posted May 24, 2010
it looks like a collection of at least five different artists who have awesome sketchbooks.... but rolled into one guy... that's special!

Saya Posted May 24, 2010
I agree with you with having sketch book with you all day. Feels like dreaming when you are awake. Great job.

minkee Posted May 25, 2010
Those crayon sketches are brilliant, I love them. What a great way to draw a city.

Terry Horn
Terry Horn Posted May 25, 2010
My students make fun of me because I have at least two sketchbooks with me at all times. These are very striking and funny.

Jim Bradshaw
Jim Bradshaw Posted May 25, 2010
I just had a great time at Simon's site! Thanks for the post Thereza.

simon wild
simon wild Posted May 28, 2010
Thank you for your lovely comments everybody. Glad you enjoyed the sketchbooks :)

Atlan Arceo-Witzl
Atlan Arceo-Witzl Posted Nov 6, 2010
the overlapping lines look so cool, like they aren't supposed to do that but it's ok that they do. flows so well together.

Taylor RitzRiotArt
Taylor RitzRiotArt Posted Aug 6, 2012
very inspiring


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