How To Start A Sketchbook..

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SKETCHBOOKS! … what are they? What are they used for? Who Can use them?

Sketchbooks can be a great thing to work in, especially if you happen to be a visual thinker. It’s a great space for you to scribble down ideas or even collect images or write notes. I think the best thing about having a sketchbook is when you finish it. The feeling you get when you look back through it and see how expressive you can be. The sketchbook in itself becomes somewhat a work of art. The nice thing about working in a sketchbook is that they don’t need to be neat or perfect… you can practically do whatever you want to do! No drawing skills necessary. 😉 …Working in sketchbooks for me is quite therapeutic at times when i just wanna be by myself and can in fact help ,me de-stress. All sorts of people use sketchbooks as a way of thinking and working out ideas, from artists and designers right up to architects but the truth is… anyone can start their own sketchbooks.

Now, as an avid user of Pinterest, I’m always collecting images of other sketchbook examples that I can use to help inspire me and spark new ideas for my own sketchbooks and actual artworks.

I hope you find these examples somewhat helpful in beginning your sketchbook 🙂

ReLicia.

To work in a sketchbook... you don't need a great deal of equipment. I personally like using a range of different paints and media but there's nothing wrong with creating a sketchbook solely based on felt tip pen drawings.

To work in a sketchbook… you don’t need a great deal of equipment. I personally like using a range of different paints and media but there’s nothing wrong with creating a sketchbook solely based on felt tip pen drawings.

Don't scrutinise your drawings. keep working on them if they aren't the way you want them to be. They always look better eventually.

Don’t scrutinise your drawings. keep working on them if they aren’t the way you want them to be. They always look better eventually.

If you're particularly skilled at drawing, why not try creating very complex illustrative type of pages like this. Ensure there is an even balance of black and white if working with a fineliner pen.

If you’re particularly skilled at drawing, why not try creating very complex illustrative type of pages like this. Ensure there is an even balance of black and white if working with a fineliner pen.

You don't need to buy an expensive sketchbook to work in. Although having a proper sketchbook is more likely to keep your work safe from damage, if you feel more comfortable, work in a regular notepad.

You don’t need to buy an expensive sketchbook to work in. Although having a proper sketchbook is more likely to keep your work safe from damage, if you feel more comfortable, work in a regular notepad.

If you're a visual thinker... documenting your daily activities in the form of a visual journal might be quite useful to you. They don't have to be complicated. Just quick and simple scribbles.

If you’re a visual thinker… documenting your daily activities in the form of a visual journal might be quite useful to you. They don’t have to be complicated. Just quick and simple scribbles.

DOODLE!!!! ....use colour markers, pens watercolours and fill the page! get rid of any white space

DOODLE!!!! ….use colour markers, pens watercolours and fill the page! get rid of any white space

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About ReLicia

Aspiring illustrator and Art fanatic. Nothing interesting happens in my life. It's all in my head. I imagine that my posts on here are most likely to be strictly emotional or strictly creative, because that's the person I am.

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