11 April 2019

One of my first sketchbooks


This is a leather bound sketchbook I made maybe 10 years ago. 



I sewed all the signatures together and glued it into the leather cover.


 Some of the pages were poor quality white sketch paper torn from a pad, some were tissue paper and some brown paper with fold out pages


I remembered making it and pulled it out to try to fill but the paper is ALL of such poor quality I'd rather not bother. So this is a lesson in buying and using the best quality art supplies you can afford.


4 comments:

  1. And then there is the idea of attaching sketches, images, snippets whatever to those pages. I think paper is one of the most critical materials in terms of choosing quality...

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    1. I used some interesting ideas like fold out pages and thin paper but bad decisions on the actual paper itself. Now I do use vellum instead of tracing paper and if I wanted toned paper I wouldn't use brown paper.

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  2. Yay vellum! I've been using mine to practice my new brush lettering!

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    1. That was actually tracing paper (way back then) but now I am all about vellum.

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