Drawing in my sketchbook has always been a daily activity for me. If you’re familiar with myself and my work you’ll know how much I love drawing in my sketchbook. It’s a big passion and a place where I’m constantly improving my drawing skill everyday.
The sketchbook is a personal place for any artist. You can get a sense of an artist’s personality by looking through their sketchbook.
Drawing is a great daily habit as it improves your drawing skill, inspires you, and is so transferable (articulating ideas and storyboards as an advertising guru for example). However a strong drawing skill is something which is crucial for any artist and illustrator.
Much like today’s article that showcases my sketchbook drawings and offers my drawing tips, I publish regular content on art, illustration through to design. Articles to help you create an outstanding illustrator portfolio, to the brilliant introductory guide to colour wheel basics. I’m dedicated to help and inspire you, so check out those blog posts above.
How do I construct my sketchbook drawings?
Like I was saying previously, every artist has a unique sketchbook, but they also have their own way of working too. There isn’t a right or wrong way, but it’s always a good opportunity to enhance yours.
I firstly start with a very rough outline of the subject I’m drawing. I’m not concerned with details at this point, and try and get a good feel of the overall sketch. I usually do this in a light colour if possible, so it doesn’t impact the overall drawing in the later stages.
Drawing roughly allows me to get my eye into place and form the base of the drawing.
After this process I usually use a mid-tone colour to add weight to the drawing. This process adds clarity to the drawing and is more detailed than the rough sketch in the beginning.
I then lastly get into the sketch by adding light and dark tones, more details than previous and constantly add and assess until the drawing is finished.
Thinking about getting into drawing?
If you’re thinking about getting into drawing, a good place to start would be my article on my top tip for beginners.
The art of drawing is rewarding, therapeutic and will help your art exponentially. There are so many positive outcomes from learning to draw, and I highly recommend you start your drawing journey today!
I hope you enjoy these sketchbook drawings guys, and it inspires you to do create a drawing of your own! Check out my illustration and design portfolio to see more of my work.
I love drawing and creating new illustrations and blog posts, so keep tuned for much more in the future!
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