I thought that it would be fun to post a few pages from one of my sketchbooks. I like to use
pen and ink, sometimes adding in some color with watercolor pencils using a waterbrush.
I just like to include whatever things that happen to catch my eye right at that particular
These four pages are: sketches of my cat, Chance; electrical outlets, switches and a light;
two of the many "hats" my husband wears; some items in our hotel room on a "getaway".
Keeping a sketchbook is a lot of fun and when I now look back at the pages, it brings back
the memories of that day, trip, place, how I felt or my impressions of what I saw.
Plus, some people use sketchbooks as an idea bank for later artwork. There doesn't seem
to be any rules and one can just use their imagination, with no limits.
I don't drawing in mine everyday, and I confess, months can go by without any new additions.
I also don't consider myself to be very good at it, but that's ok, I have fun, anyway. Remember, no one ever has to see it. That's up to you.
So, if you don't already use a sketchbook, think about grabbing one the next time you visit your favorite drawing supply online or in person. It doesn't have to be a fancy one, just make sure it's "acid free" paper. Just start on that first page and see what happens.
Afterall, Leonardo did and look what happened!