Sketchbooks tend to hark back to art classes at school, but they can serve as so much more for us as artists.

They’re a safe space to explore anything and everything without fear of recrimination or judgement.  They’re an opportunity to explore an idea without feeling the pressure of perfection and presentation.

It is easy to forget the benefits of idea development and try to work out the problems on the final artwork, so we thought we should explore the benefits of using one.

What can you use your sketchbook for?

– Brainstorming
– Colour Mixing & Development
– Experimenting with Mediums
– Practising Mark Making
– Developing New Skills
– Research
– Problem-Solving

Are you a user of sketchbooks or visual diaries?  What do you use yours for?

Article reposted with permission from Arthouse Northside

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