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why keeping a sketchbook is a great practice:

Keeping a sketchbook can be a great way to express creativity and record your thoughts and ideas. Not only can it help boost your artistic skills, but it can also be a great way to relax and unwind. Here are a few reasons why keeping a sketchbook might be beneficial for you:

  • A Sketchbook Can Help Improve Your Artistic Skills: Sketchbooks are a great place to practice and improve your artistic skills. Drawing with a pencil and paper allows you to experiment without the fear of making mistakes. You can practice sketching, shading, and drawing from reference, all without having to worry about ruining a piece of artwork.

  • A Sketchbook Can Help You Become More Creative: A sketchbook can be a great way to explore ideas and let your imagination run wild. It's a place where you can brainstorm, draw out concepts, and come up with new ideas. It's also a great way to record your creative processes and see how your ideas evolve over time.

  • A Sketchbook Can Be a Form of Stress Relief: Drawing in a sketchbook can be a great way to relax and unwind. It can be a great form of art therapy, as it allows you to express yourself in a safe and creative way. Working on a sketchbook can help you clear your mind, provide an outlet for your emotions, and help you stay focused on the task at hand.

Overall, keeping a sketchbook can be a great way to boost your artistic skills, become more creative, and provide a form of stress relief. So if you're looking for a way to express yourself creatively, why not give it a try?


I keep various sketchbooks for different purposes. I have a small sketchbook that I take with me when I travel or go on holiday. I have a sketchbook that I use to practice portrait drawings in pen in, I have a sketchbook for messy sketches and brain storming, I have a sketchbook for paintings and I have a sketchbook dedicated to figure drawings.


If you would like to keep a sketchbook but you are not sure where to start, why not check out my new sketchbook course: fill a sketchbook in 30 days

In this course we complete our first sketchbooks together. Each week has a different theme and we will focus on drawing skills, colour use, composition and look at various artists and their creative practices.


This drawing course is for you if:

  • If you have always had a longing to pick up a sketchbook and draw

  • If you find it hard to think of how to fill those white pages

  • if you want to build a drawing habit and create on a regular basis.

  • if you don't know where to start and you would like to draw as part of a creative community

  • if you are looking to make January a creative, fun and artful month.

  • If you have started some sketchbooks in the past but lost momentum and now they are looking for a reason to fill them.

If you are looking for inspiration, I also have some youtube video's where I fill pages in my sketchbook:



I hope you feel inspired to pick up a sketchbook soon and make sure you share your creations with me! I love seeing what you have made.


Irene

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