My sketchbook to me is my imagination on pages. I fill it with things I love and things I care about. I also draw things that I wish I had and things I'm not good at drawing so I can get better at them. But mostly, my sketchbook is my memories. I draw how I feel at the time and have so many things going on in my head when I draw a picture, so years later I can look at a picture and see that exact memory when I drew this and how I felt at the time. It's almost like an archive of my life haha. I have so many personal things in there, but I don't mind showing people because I love when I can make someone smile to see a picture I drew or something I made
A place where I've kept many of my old story ideas, characters, and dreams. Unfortunately, this makes it extremely private, and I tend to find myself hiding it from most other people. (Plus, all of the sweet and touching scenes I've drawn look fine and innocent to me, but tend to take on strange/inappropriate connotations when shown to other people. It's best to keep my sketchbook to myself.)
I used to be fairly precious with what I put in my sketchbook, but I am trying harder to not worry about it. Trying to fill it up as much as I can with a wider variety of things, but I'm still developing that habbit. Although I still love my sketchbook. They are often silly.
It used to be a sort of 'showcase' for only the supposed best of the best...but that ended up making me not fill it up because I worried too much about ruining it.
I have two sketchbooks...One strictly for studies, and one for nonsense. The nonsense one is teaching me not to be so nitpicky about my sketches. Ever since I've relaxed and just let myself draw, I've been drawing a lot more. I think everyone should have an 'everything goes' sketchbook.
Yep! I think a lot of people go through the "Ohh nooo I dont wanna ruin it with bad art!" thing XD
My mentor has told me that sometimes, the hardest part is just putting the darn pencil to the paper, because we spend so much time worrying about everything, and the time spent doing that could be time spent drawing. It's really helped me out. Good to hear you've been drawing more too!
I think of my sketchbook as a place to draw down what I felt like drawing at the time and to stop doodling on my homework assignments (I don't think the teachers liked it) also to hellp me get ideas of what i want to draw sometime soon and practice with anatomy and shading.
My sketchbook is one big mess. It has poems written inside. It has ideas. Both to drawings, but also sculptures, and a lot of different things I will like to create. It is full of patterns. It is full of love, frustration and me. I am a mess, so it fits to me
Intense shame because I suck at drawing haha. Still, refuse to give up. Even if I am truly awful.
Though in college my sketchbook was photography based seeing as it was the assignments and got handed in for marking, so that one was a bit more comfortable rather than just random scribbles of comic book characters.
A bunch of shit drawings that are hard for me to look at. Any time I want to draw something in my sketchbook I see all of those God awful drawings and lose whatever good idea I had. I've gotten to the point where I can maybe only do one good drawing a month. If I'm lucky.
It's grown almost completely useless now, because the only time I feel like drawing is when I'm in class and should be taking notes.
Thanks man. I mostly made that comment to vent my frustrations. I get too perfectionist over drawing and forget to have fun with it. I tend to have trouble with proportions and anatomy, and I notice mistakes in drawings I get too lazy to fix.
That and I have to much trouble drawing the ideas in my head because I usually can't figure out how to draw the pose. I do need to practice more, I'm just rarely in the mood.
I literally am the exact same as you. I'm waiting until I finish college in the summer and I have a 3 month long summer to focus on anatomy endlessly! I kinda forget the fact that one of my sketchbooks is purely for fun and doodles. I put on so much pressure!
My sketchbook is where I see my art grow. I have like 10-12 sketchbooks over the past couple years (plus random paintings, outside doodles, etc). It's amazing to see how much my art has changed. So in a way, it is like a diary, looking back at your old self and constantly improving.
My sketchbook contains both finished drawings and doodles. I like when people looking through it take an interest in both, instead of passing up the messy stuff, cause a great many of my ideas start there. Also, I like looking back through my stack of filled sketchbooks and remembering the past. It's interesting how much a sketchbook can recall! Even if the drawings had no direct relation to what was going on in my life when I made them, somehow the general tone of how things were bleeds through. I love that they give me a glimpse into the past, as well as letting me visualize what is going on in my head in the present.