This is a handmade artist's book, designed for coffee table display. It contains 17 drawings, including the cover, of male and female nudes done from live models. The drawing shown here is a page from the book. All of the drawings are rendered on either handmade paper or pastel paper that is archival and/or acid free. A variety of drawing media was used, some are sealed with wax in a encaustic style. Each drawing is protected with acid-free glassine paper and sprayed with archival fixative to preserve them. The binding is hand sewn using a traditional Japanese stab binding with heavy linen thread. Each drawing would be suitable for framing. Individually priced, this collection would retail for more than $3,200.
pencil, charcoal, conte' crayon, ink, handmade papers, encaustic wax