This week’s reading, Why You Should Keep a Daily Sketchbook
and read below as well.

Hello Class!

Besides your brain, your sketchbook is the most powerful illustration tool you have!  It is your visual diary. It is the place where you can collect your visual observations and thoughts, as well as practice the foundational skill that underpins the art form of illustration, DRAWING. Remember, this sketchbook is yours! Draw as many pages as you want in it per week. The more you do, the better you’ll get at using your hands, your eyes, and most of all, your mind.

Illustration by Steven B. Reddy.

Every week you’ll get a sketchbook exercise.

Post your weekly sketchbook exercise and any additional sketches you would like to share from that week, right here.

Be sure you:

  • Ensure your sketches face the right way up
  • You photos are clear and easy to read.
  • Categorize your post sketchbook
  • Write a few lines about what you drew
  • Title your post “Week One Sketchbook, Week Two Sketchbook”, etc.
  • Post your sketches before the start of class!

Question: How do you typically use your sketchbook? What do you prefer to draw? What to you want to use your sketchbook for moving forward? Color studies? Inking? Technical drawings? Life drawing? Experimentation?

Please write a brief response below and post it to Openlab.