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Great link, Bluejam!
Never a truer thing said...
10.5 When starting a new sketchbook.
Sketchbooks are essential.You should always keep one and not just write lists in it. Starting a new one is worse that having just a blank piece of paper in front of you; so start at page six. It’s like making pancakes, the first one always ends up in the bin. So don’t risk a crap drawing on page one of a new sketchbook, start a bit in and go back when you feel confident.
Much people draw on moleskine, but i think this "plumbs" the process... i draw on every piece of paper i get on hand.
Later scan or categorize it on paper folders and when i need inspiration or ideas for doing a comic or design a character... i go to this "database".
but i use a IKEA drawer for save them... not the floor like mr. bacon do
heh, yeah - every single piece of non-critical paper in this house has doodles all over.
I find it quite handy having 2 or 3 A3 blank (quite heavy stock) sheets of paper extending from just under my keyboard, to my mouse mat and elbows - good for pointless notes and mindless distractions.
It´s true nairn.
And when you´ve not got a paper at hand... the table works fine
grafite pencil over wood, delicious
I have never used a Sketchbook in my life, As a graphic design all my ideas are worked out on the computer, sad, but true.
Why sad wayne? i designed at computer ever since I began to study, much years ago, but to draw on paper was helpfull for me allways, to think on forms or on shapes for example.
I´ve tried the wacon cintiq... but is not the same
Still romantic with the "analog way to design" you can say
people still draw?
people still draw?
(Oct 10 07, 06:49)
still it´s left this kinda snob people, yes!
i try to keep a sketchbook and i do have a couple, but hardly filled in... some pages with doodles and ideas in writing (more in writing than sketches i think...) but i have the same habit of keeping sheets of papers under keyboard and doodling, sketching whatever, taking notes...
then i keep the noteworthy ones somewhere for future reference...
sadly i don't draw as much as i would like to or as i did before my computer took over...
(i'm sorry pencil friends...but i haven't forgotten about you standing there in that old mug on the corner!)