Saturday, September 13, 2008
Show and Tell, Week 1 - Sketchbook
Sketchbooks are amazing. Highly recommended. I have a ton of them (although I have never owned a Moleskine sketchbook and wonder what the rest of you think of them), and I think they're great for organizing thoughts, taking notes, and, of course, drawing. Sketching helps me avoid mental complacency. It forces me to examine my world and see things as they are. It helps me take ideas and transform them into something real.
I love drawing from life or from my imagination, writing, scribbling, jotting, and otherwise marking my sketchbooks. My sketchbooks are full of garbage, but every once in a while, a gem shows up that makes the rest of the scribbles worth it.