Creating a work sketchbook

February 24, 2010 | Leave your thoughts

In the last few weeks I have been trying to integrate a work/architecture sketchbook into my daily one as I had a dedicated sketchbook for inspiration architecture sitting on my desk at work and never used it.

But, after nearly three weeks of getting to work early to do some architecture sketching I am not sure that putting these type of sketches into my daily sketchbook/journal is quite working… I am using it up too quickly and filling up too many pages with buildings… Whilst I don’t think that buildings are dull… I prefer this sketchbook to be fun and a record of my life (outside of work!)

So my latest idea is to sketch in my work notebook (moleskine notebook) which I use for meetings, phone memos, notes, action lists. Apart from the fact that this paper really doesn’t take watercolour… I think that this might work better and will certainly brighten up what is quite an utilitarian book. It will also mean that I don’t have the pressure to make it a finished drawing- and can be quite rough like this page…

So how many different sketchbooks/ notebooks do you have?

Since doing the artist journal class with Kate Johnson last year I have been trying to integrate my life into the one book… But it is all about finding the right balance that works for you.

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