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5 tips for sketchbook

Here are some tips for effectively using your sketchbook:

1. Carry it Everywhere: Keep your sketchbook with you at all times. Inspiration can strike at any moment, and having your sketchbook handy allows you to capture ideas on the spot.

i keep a pocket sketchbook and journal in my purse so that when blog ideas or art comes to me i got jot them down and draw them.

2. Date Your Entries: Adding dates to your sketches can help track your progress and serve as a visual diary of your artistic journey.

For me all my art gets initialed and dated. I also date when I start a sketchbook and when I end it.

3. Start with Thumbnails: Before committing to a larger drawing, create small thumbnail sketches to explore composition, layout, and ideas.

I personally need to start doing this verses use a whole sketchbook page.

4. Experiment with Materials: Use your sketchbook to try out different art materials. Experiment with pens, pencils, markers, watercolors, or any other medium you're interested in.

I am a mix media artist. My favorite tools are markers, sharpies, watercolor, color pencils, and acrylic paint.

5. Set Goals: Establish specific goals for your sketchbook. It could be a certain number of sketches per week, experimenting with a new technique, or focusing on a particular theme.

I set loose goals for my sketchbook as I don't wanna commit to pushing myself to make x amount of art.

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