My sketchbook: colourful drawings by Bob and Roberta Smith RA

Published 18 September 2023

Take a look inside the sketchbook of Bob and Roberta Smith RA and learn how to create a visual poem.

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    Bob and Roberta Smith’s sketchbook is filled with drawings from his trips to New York and Paris, depicting family members, diners, and people having breakfast in cafés.

    Watch him explain how he created a conversation across the pages after discovering the ink from his Sharpie was leaving marks on the back.

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