Why keep an art sketchbook?
Whether you’re feeling inspired to draw, draw, draw… or have been told to start a sketchbook habit, here we take a look at some reasons why you might keep a sketchbook and think about what format that sketchbook might take…
Your sketchbook is there to serve you so use it in the way that’s most useful for you personally!
How do you feel about the idea of keeping a sketchbook?
Is it something you’re keen to get started doing? Or do you feel you ‘should’ keep an art sketchbook?
Perhaps you searched online for sketchbook ideas and now feel intimidated by the perfectly-coiffured sketchbook pages gracing Instagram and Pinterest?
Yep! Me too!
What is your motivation for keeping a sketchbook?
If your reasons for keeping a sketchbook involve an element of compulsion (having to) for a course of study, class, or assessment, your instructor will be able to provide you with the best advice for how to keep your sketchbook and what is expected to be included and what you will be marked against.
Here, I’m going to concentrate on personal sketchbooks which are kept for your own individual development – sketchbooks that aren’t there to be marked, paraded, or judged by anyone but exist purely to serve you as best you see fit.
That being said, it can still be perplexing to understand why to keep an art sketchbook, what you might include in your sketchbook, how to fill your sketchbook, and what format your sketchbook could take...
If the sketchbook is just for you, how you decide to make and keep your sketchbook and whatever you decide to put in your sketchbook is correct. It’s what’s right for you.
Here are some ideas to get you started, including how I, personally, use my sketchbooks…
Flowers & Floral
Nature And Wildlife Art
Offers And Freebies
Surface Pattern Design
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