|I've finished 9 sketchbooks since 2004, (red) one in progress!|
|The back of my first official sketchbook named Pinkerton.|
Here is some of the random work from my 9 sketchbooks. I love seeing how I've grown and what kind of stuff I was doing at the time.
|For AP Studio Art class I had to do some stupid sketchbook assignments. Here's an over zealous self portrait!|
|Ooo I was such a bad kid. I drew this in after school detention.|
|The frog is retelling a tale from its childhood.|
|A class assignment requiring me to talk about my idols and art shows I've been to. I had to do SHT!|
|My mind is organized. Two of my favorite geeks on the same page.|
|I was very proud.|
|This is close to how I looked my freshman year, minus the fruit.|
|One of the few sketchbooks with a torn out page in it. Didn't happen often!|
If you aren't keeping a sketchbook yet, I hope you will find inspiration to start one soon. It's never to late to start. It's an outlet for your thoughts, but it also serves as a milestone in your artistic development. To be really artsy fartsy about it, it shows how far you've come and how far you still have to go.
One last thing I think people should remember about sketchbooks is that they are perfect because they are imperfect. Our imperfections as people are what make as fascinating, and simply trying to hide that part of us by having a pristine sketchbooks with no mistakes or "only good drawings" seems pointless to me. Someone once told me to never scribble out your drawings, because you may change your mind about it later and discover it was a good idea after all. I tried to follow that idea with my sketchbooks, and it's paid off for me many times.
Also, if you're interested in more of my sketchbook stuff, check out this post for my life drawing series.