The Beauty of Working in Sketchbooks

Over the last year I’ve once again started to work in sketchbooks. At first this seemed to be going backwards and left my Cintiq in danger of gathering dust. However, the sketchbook has become a brave new tool helping my jot down ideas at all times and in any place inspiration strikes. A strange form of filing has been born from this as a sketch in one book creates a new one which then follows on that theme. For instance I might sketch out a monster which gives me an idea for a whole heap of different monsters – a sketchbook all about monsters is born. In fact it’s felt quite good redeeming the sketchbook for one of its primary uses – Sketching. This all makes a refreshing change from creating on screen images that can’t always be easily accessed.



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