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A little while ago I came across a class over at Creative Bug that really inspired me to get back into playing in my sketchbook! I was looking for a fun art project that my daughter and I could work on together and discovered Lisa Congdon’s wonderful Sketchbook Explorations courses. They have really inspired both of us to start playing in our sketchbooks, in fact my daughter has nearly filled hers with doodles, patterns and drawings over the past month!

Sketchbook Explorations

Sketchbook drawing and painting exercises from the Sketchbook Explorations course at Creative Bug. Drawings by Kate Hadfield.

EXAMPLE: Sketchbooks used to their greatest potential. This is what I hope to see from my students, not that they should be as talented in drawing; but that the thought process is recorded and there are options and evidence for their art.

I just realized that Grandma Marilyn had her own version of a junk journal/ art journal/ smashbook, decades before they became a trend! She had little notebooks similar to this, in which she doodled and glued magazine clippings with artsy stuff.

Fashion Textiles Sketchbook richly illustrated with mixed media obsevational paintings + design research, fabric interpretations and fashion design development

A Level Textiles: Beautiful Sketchbook Pages

Fashion Textiles Sketchbook richly illustrated with mixed media obsevational paintings + design research, fabric interpretations and fashion design development

Kiah Kiean, how I wish my sketchbooks came out like this :(

Kiah Kiean is an architect, designer and artist. He has a loose, gestural sketching style with which he renders scenes of his native Penang, Malaysia

This is something I'd just love to have open on my desk... it's not my work, but I would love to live vicariously through this fearless artistic explorer of fabulousness.

By Peter Ward in the book Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists by Julia Rothman

By Jessica Lampit I have added this to my board as I love the use of layers and textures. I think this technique can really give you an idea of the texture of the garment and the colour scheme that would be used in the garment.

Jessica Lampit / Manchester / Week Five Mixed Media - Translucent paper used effectively here, offering us a clear depiction of a garment without any other rendering while the collage work conveys the mood and tone of the garment.

Incredible Watercolor ilustration of J.R.R Tolkien

Incredible Watercolor ilustration of J.R Tolkien This is the most glorious “sketchbook” I’ve ever seen, it’s so well thought out and magnificent.