And I am so glad to be here for another fantastic year of the Sketchbook Challenge!
I am totally loving the first theme too. One of my favorite things to do is draw, especially doodle type drawing so this theme is right up my alley.
Those that know me or read my blog know that my handsome husband is a college baseball umpire. I go to a lot of ball games...oftentimes longggg boring ball games.
But I always carry my travel art kit with me so I can entertain myself during times like that.
A couple or three years ago, I began drawing my own journal pages.
I guess it's a bit like an art journal in that I experiment with different mediums, pens and such. But it's also like a writing journal as well. I try to leave room to write more than just a word or two.
I've kept a journal since I was in middle school (a really long time ago) so I love having a decorated page to capture my thoughts.
I usually begin with a single 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Wausau Exact Vellum Bristol. I buy mine at Office Depot locally but you can order it online as well.
I love, love using Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens for my drawings that I am going to add any acrylic or watercolor to.
No smudging, no bleeding.
I don't receive any money or product for this, I am only telling you what I personally use in my artwork.
I usually fold the paper in half before beginning to draw. This does two things for me - it eases my mind by not having to fill an entire blank page with marks as well as making it very simple to stitch these pages into a handmade journal later.
And I have four total pages to embellish!
Here's a couple of my doodle pages.
I've used a combination of watercolors and acrylics to add a punch of color to the images.
After the drawing is complete (or I get bored with it), I add the journaling lines to the remaining space on the page. It's fun to break up the space by adding several smaller text boxes.
I hope that you're all being resolute in sketching this year! I'm currently trying out a new sketchbook paper.
I'll let you know how it's working for me after I give it a really good try.
Don't forget to check out the Flickr group offerings as well.
Get your sketch on!