Do you keep a sketchbook? Do you use it daily, weekly or occasionally? I never used to keep a sketchbook preferring to use simple printer paper sheets and black pen but I am now a huge fan of the sketchbook. I have tried lots of different sizes over the years along with different brands and papers. Spiral and stitched. Hardback and soft back.
I think I've found the perfect sketchbook for me (at least for now)
I like an A4 (8x10) hardback stitched sketchbook. It also has to be not too expensive as I find I get overly precious about creating ugly work in an expensive sketchbook.
I like to keep my sketchbook as a concept sketchbook. It's where I put my ideas and where I develop them. It's where I can play with colour combinations and texture ideas and currently it's where I practice my lettering. It also where I can look back and see what I enjoyed making, what I love and want to do more of and what I don't love so I don't repeat the same things.
I recently completed a 100 day challenge and I love the energy I get from working in this structured way. Thats not to say I found it easy to complete the 100 day challenge.
This week I am starting a brand new challenge. #52weeksofsketchbooks for the next 52 weeks I will set time to be creative just for fun. I will complete a page in my sketchbook over the course of a week. I want to push my drawing skills, play with colour and continue to find my voice.
I would love it if you join me along the way or set up your own challenge. It’s going to be so much fun. I cannot wait to see what you draw. I will be working on my page daily and posting my work on a Sunday but you can choose any day that fits into your schedule.
Remember to use the hashtag #52weeksofsketchbooks when you post your work so that we can all see it.