SketchingNow Sketchbook Design
create a unique visual narrative of your life
It will take me a number of months to put together but I wanted to let you know early so that I can get your feedback and create the course you want! My plan is to start Sketchbook Design in January next year as a great way to kick off our sketchbook practice for 2021.
I sketch primarily to capture the moments in my life. I don’t care so much about creating masterpieces (although I’m always working hard to improve my skills) but my big goal is to create beautiful pages in my sketching.
I’ve always been interested in designing the layout of my pages due to my architectural training and personal interest in graphic design. A lot of people think that my pages just magically turn out as they do, but there is a separate design process that I go through (normally at the end of the day) to finish off my pages. I love this aspect of keeping a sketchbook!
There is no doubt that an interesting layout can compensate for an individual sketch that wasn’t particularly successful, and I see this happen in my own sketchbook on a regular basis.
I have lots of concepts and techniques to share, some of which I taught last year during my workshop at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam. So I’m really excited to be able to go into more detail inside an online course. I strongly believe that anyone can create beautiful pages even if they are beginner sketchers.
As part of my early planning, I’ve created a huge image bank of my own sketchbook pages which have interesting layouts (it contains nearly 1000 images!) You will only see a fraction of these in the course, but it’s been really interesting for me to go back and look at how my pages have developed over the years. But even more exciting than looking through my own work, is the thought of the incredibly inspirational library which will be created inside the Sketchbook Design classroom by people from around the world. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself! 🙂
So I would love to hear from you…
- What would you like to learn about keeping a sketchbook and designing its pages?
- What aspects of your own sketchbook practice would you like to improve?
- What are your sketchbook struggles?
You can add your thoughts in the comment section below – or even better – signup for updates using the link below and send me your ideas (and some sample pages from your sketchbook) via email.