When we think of an artist, the first things that comes to mind are their most renowned pieces. Here’s a refreshing way in rediscovering Banksy’s art — a little viewing over some pages of his sketchbook. Most of these are rarely seen on the web but give great insights into Banksy’s thoughts and workflow.
Take a look below to view some of Banksy’s rare sketches and have a sneak of what goes into his artistic process.
This is a sketch of one of Banksy’s more famous works “Sweep It Under The Carpet Maid”. Banksy explained the meaning behind the pictures: “In the bad old days, it was only popes and princes who had the money to pay for their portraits to be painted, this is a portrait of a maid called Leanne who cleaned my room in a Los Angeles motel. She was quite a feisty lady.”
Rats are one of Banksy’s greatest sources of inspiration and one of the most prolific subjects in his work.