Monday, September 23, 2013
A Sneak Peek into my Sketchbook
While I was in college, most of my art classes required me to have a sketchbook that I entered things in regularly. I also jotted things down, but it wasn't until college that my sketchbook became more than just drawings. I use my sketchbook to keep ideas together. Some ideas come as words, or lists, calligraphy, practical planning for projects (which may include math or other non-art stuff), or graphs, or other things.
Another thing I use my sketchbook for, my wedding invitations. I sketch a lot of the designs for my invitations and they all start in my sketchbook.
Here are just a few photos from my sketchbook.
-get a decent sized sketchbook. I like my paper to be at least 12 inches on at least one side. This notebook is 11x14" and I might even go bigger.
-have smaller sketchbooks to take traveling or to keep a specific idea together. I have one sketchbook that I worked exclusively for a book I illustrated. It was perfect for me because I kept all my notes, sketches, and final drafts together in one place.
-jot down anything you might need to get at later. I've used my sketchbook to write down artists I want to research later, or emails of contacts, deadlines for entries, or other important art stuff.