Friday, 11 January 2013

My First Sketchbook

I know that every self respected artist and more so  - illustrator should have a sketchbook.... I never had one... I kept all my ideas in my head. Or, if I had a great idea, I just sat and drew the finished piece! I know, it is not a very clever way of doing things. Plus, I am rubbish at drawing something real ! I can draw well using my imagination, but when it comes to drawing real thing that stands in front of me - I suck! It is not good. I know I need to train my observational skills and draw what I see for a change.

So! My first ever sketchbook was completed a few days ago! It was a simple Moleskin and I have deliberately chosen to draw just with a pen - without pencil or eraser.  Give me the freedom to correct my mistakes - I will do it forever! Instead I tried to just let it go and draw what I see and how I see it...



I came to the conclusion that I preferred drawing people rather than objects, but I had a go at everything. Also, I found it very therapeutic and inspirational to draw outside! Except  drawing life, I also tried to jot down all sorts of crazy ideas that popped into my head!  And I am sure something great will come out of them one day!

Anyway, of course 90% of my first sketchbook doodles were pure crap, but 10% were sort of half way there and I will be brave enough to demonstrate a few pages!











I have already bought my next sketchbook! I am sure I will do better in it! And one thing I can say for sure - I am now totally converted to using a sketchbook! It is great fun!!!

What about you? Do you have one? What do you draw there???



11 comments:

  1. You are so gifted! I loved the funny guy poses and ships and the very last still life. Good luck with your next sketchbook!

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  2. what's your materials for sketching?

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  3. Well, I'd say you've got the hang of "sketchbooking" just fine! Looks pretty darn good to me! (my people tend to look more like sad, misproportioned cartoons...) I have a few sketchbooks... I make scratchy sketches of my "really good" ideas, so I don't loose them in the chaos of my mind and I then I can rest easy knowing they are safely recorded and focus on day to day tasks that need doing!
    Would love to see more!! :)))))

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  4. I love sketchbooks. In fact, I can't live without it. I am more hand-drawing type of artist,so I for sure need sketchbooks to keep all my sketches,idea,and so on. Sketchbook is a must-have in my daily life. I love all your sketches,and I always enjoy seeing other artists' sketchbooks. Have fun with yours!! ^__________^

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  5. I don't draw but always appreciate good illustrations (like yours)! Love the one where you drew a bag of fruits.
    Keep it going Elina :)

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  6. Great you have a sketchbook :)You are so talented, you have to boost your talent in any possible way. Love your sketches.

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