Sishir Bommakanti‘s overlapping sketches paired with pasted old photographs gives his sketchbook the chaotic feeling of a collage, leaving your eye constantly scanning the pages and discovering new things that you missed at first glance. He uses mixed media to create the contrasting effects of intertwining lines and colors, creating a multidimensional feeling like you’re traveling quickly through time as you study what seems to be old family photographs from a box tucked away in the closet. I really enjoy how some of the figures are faint, and loosely drawn while others are more built out with detail and color — it gives the drawings a certain hierarchy. I’ll admit that this sketchbook is very mysterious, yet it’s still a visual playground, making it all the more intriguing!

shark drawing, overlapping lines, black and red illustration

collage sketchbook, house photography, drawing combined with photography, painting on pictures


swirl pattern, marker drawings of people, coffee drawing

pink people drawing, family photo album, photo and drawing collage, layered sketch

doodling on pictures, doodlebomb, how to draw people, throwback drawing

marker sketches, pops of color in sketchbooks, mask drawing

statue painting, sketchbooks with patterns

black line drawings, line art, drawings of people layered

detailed ink drawing, red and blue ink, 3d ink colors, ancient doodles