How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal by Claudia Nice

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By Claudia Nice

Keep a sketchbook magazine and discover your global, safeguard your concepts and have a good time life!

More than a diary of written phrases, a sketchbook magazine permits you to indulge your mind's eye and workout your creative creativity. it's a own, inner most position the place you may have limitless freedom to precise your self, test, notice, dream and record your global. the probabilities are endless.

In How to maintain a Sketchbook Journal, Claudia great exhibits you samples from her personal journals and gives you with suggestion and encouragement for conserving your individual. She stories different types of journals, from subject and backyard journals to commute journals and fable sketchbooks, in addition to the elemental innovations for utilizing pencils, pens, brushes, inks and watercolors to catch your concepts and impressions.

Exactly what is going on your magazine is as much as you. caricature quick to catch a proposal or photo sooner than it vanishes. Draw or paint with care, to render an idea or imaginative and prescient as realistically as attainable. Write approximately what you notice. the alternative is yours--and the stories you are going to guard will final a lifetime.

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The artwork may be precise, but most often is quickly rendered in simple lines and scribble strokes. The handwriting may be the creator's worst scrawl; the ideas often come faster than the pen can move. Here, for the sake of legibility, I have continued to use the same printed journal notes seen in other chapters. The reference journal is meant to be close at hand, ever ready to record the inspirations, ideas, observations and inspiring insights beheld by its keeper. It is usually small enough to fit in a pocket or purse if the record keeper is active, or may be larger and stored at a frequently used location, such as a studio, laboratory, office or work station.

If it's texture, bold value contrasts or delicate details that catch my eye, I use pen and ink to develop, refine and finish the drawing. Some subjects demand color. Consider the brilliant hues of an autumn maple or a morning mist aglow in pastel peach. Neither subject would have the same eye-catching impact if reduced to black, gray and white. I depend on washes of watercolor to add the drama of color to my journal, as the subject dictates. Although journal pages do not stand up to wet-on-wet conditions and heavy-handed scrubbing, lightly layered wash applications work quite nicely and allow the artist to achieve a wide range of effects.

1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207. (800) 289-0963. First edition. This hardcover edition of How TO KEEP A SKETCHBOOK JOURNAL features a “self-jacket” that eliminates the need for a separate dust jacket. It provides sturdy protection for your book while it saves paper, trees and energy. —1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 1-58180-044-4 (alk. paper) 1. Drawing—Technique. 2. Notebooks. I. Title. 2—dc21 00-045213 Editor: Amy J. InchesSq. 45Sq. 16Sq. FeetSq. 09Sq. MetersSq. 8Sq. YardsSq. 8Sq. MetersSq. ) Table of Contents INTRODUCTION TYPE OF SKETCHBOOK JOURNALS Chapter 1 GETTING STARTED Chapter 2 MAKING SKETCHES Chapter 3 WORKING IN PENCIL, PEN & PAINT Chapter 4 THE THEME SKETCHBOOK Chapter 5 A CREATIVE, COLORFUL GARDEN JOURNAL Chapter 6 A SKETCHBOOK OF DISCOVERY Chapter 7 A SKETCHBOOK OF TRAVEL MEMORIES Chapter 8 AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE JOURNAL Chapter 9 AN IN-DEPTH STUDY JOURNAL Chapter 10 A SKETCHBOOK OF THE IMAGINATION Chapter 11 KEEPING A VISUAL DIARY CATHIE SKETCHING FOXGLOVES 7 ¼″ × 9 ½″ (18cm × 24cm) Watercolor Introduction What is a sketchbook journal?

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