I started a new sketch book this weekend! I love the feeling of those smooth, brandnew pages waiting to be filled with color. In the past, I have always put the date on each page after I make a drawing and worked on just one drawing at a time. I’ve been reading some art journaling books lately and these books encouraged me to draw frequently and on multiple pages at a time. The idea is that you can elaborate on a drawing when you come back to it, adding more detail, layers or texture after looking at it with fresh eyes. So, that’s what I’m going to try to do.
Since I still want to have a sense of when I started the sketch book, I just added the date on the first page and when all the pages are fully illustrated, I will add that date on the last page to show the timeline I worked on this sketchbook.
I purchased the RENDR sketchbook because the pages don’t bleed through. I have not tried to paint in this sketchbook yet but so far my highly saturating Prismacolor markers are not bleeding through so I’m thinking I bought a good one.
Do you keep a sketchbook? Do you draw on one page at a time or enjoy creating on multiple pages at a time?
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