Those of you who have done my Sketchbook Design course will know all about text blocks and how important they are for the success of a sketchbook page layout.
As I’m trying to create a record of my life, the writing on my pages is just as important as the sketches. If I add a paragraph worth of text I nearly always contain it within a block, and this block is an important design element.
Most of you are aware that I start my day recording some verses from the Bible which I have read first thing in the morning and for many years I’ve had the default position of a vertical column hard up against the left edge of a double page spread. This changes a little depending on the size and format of the book and I do mix it up sometimes within the one sketchbook.
But for the last week or so I’ve moved my text blocks away from the edges. This is very intentional as I’m exploring options for a new project coming up soon. (More about that tomorrow!)
This subtle change has made my pages feel very different (for me anyway) as the text seems to take up more space. I’ve also not had as much time to sketch lately so some of my pages are mostly text.
So here are my recent pages…
As always… it’s good to put all my recent pages together like this and be up to date here on the blog.
How was your sketching last week? Did you manage to sketch a lot? Did you sketch anything exciting?