While I love my art journal, I probably have been spending more time in my sketchbook lately, trying to capture ideas as they fly, doing relaxing doodles that will later become art fodder, or illustrating a verse or message. They most often are not finished, as you see above, but just capture the essence of an idea to pursue later.
I have spent a lot of time on this sheet of intricate doodles that I am gradually filling in with paint and marker. Then it will become decorative paper to use in my artwork. Fortunately, I find it a relaxing before bed activity!
These are concept drawings for a piece that I will hopefully be sharing soon!
Doodles like this aren’t much to look at, but there are a couple of new stencils coming up that were born of this sketchbook entry!
And sometimes it is just a place where I try out a new style…
Do you keep a sketchbook? What goes in it?