There are over 100 mixed media drawings in these two 11” x 14” sketchbooks belonging to a young artist named Susie Mercier from Royal Oak, Michigan. The drawings are fabulously detailed for such a young hand, and many drawings demonstrate wonderfully observant eye. In particular, her understanding of both human and animal anatomy, angling of body parts, and structural angling of rooms and environments is quite impressive. In addition to these elements remaining solid throughout her drawings, the details around the places she sketches and her patterning on clothing is fantastic. Her work is truly a unique blend between tight, accurate, intricate elements and wild lines, gestures and colors. Media present in the sketchbooks include: watercolor, paint, ink, pencil, marker, colored pencil, gel pens, and pen, and she more often than not fills the page – another rare element in a young artist. On the backs of most drawings is a written description, title, or some context. It is clear that one book is from a younger time, and the subject matter varies widely in her sketchbooks. She draws flowers and animals to family members and gatherings, to a whole series of Wild West-y drawings focusing on Jesse James and Jamestown, clowns and a carnival, Disney characters, the Monkeys, schoolroom scenes, room interiors, her teacher in and out of school, the mall, one of herself on television (possibly an actual event?), and several with her interacting with Richard Simmons. She refers to herself in the 3rd person in many descriptions, and several scenes reference her shyness as an ongoing issue. A hard collection to describe – her talents are very unique! Fabulous outsider artist collection.