Sketchbook no. 2 (early 1970s?)

‘Ideal’ brand geometry exercise book with blue cover (early 1970s?)

34 squared pages, 26.2 x 21.7 cm

State Library of Victoria: Howard Arkley collection, MS 14217, series 2, no.2 [F BOX 4255]

Contents: various drawings in blue ball-point and fibre-tipped pens, mostly of the imaginary creatures typical of Arkley’s late 60s/early 70s work, plus a few other doodles and sketches. Only a few pages are of real quality, but much of the book is of interest in relation to his developing work around 1970.

  • Typical page reproduced here, showing imaginary creatures (for this imagery, see discussion in Carnival, ch.6)