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!