Sketchbook no. 21 (mid 1980s?)

Wide-format ‘Spirax’ brand sketchbook, titled ‘Texta Heads 1’ on cover (mid 1980s?)

24 pages, 24.5 x 27 cm

State Library of Victoria: Howard Arkley collection, MS 14217, series 2, no.21 [F BOX 4258]

Contents: good series of working drawings of cactoid heads here, several ticked with pencil; mid 80s date suggested via comparable works c.1984-6; typical example from first page (including variant treatments of a stylized figure’s nose and teeth) reproduced at left.