Welcome to episode six of Sketchbook Stories.
In this series I will open up the pages of my personal sketchbooks and tell you the stories behind the sketches. I will also show you how the sketches are created and provide some handy tips for your own sketchbooks along the way!
Today I am going to show you a page from a recent sketchbook that has a number of pencil sketches on it. These were created at different times and both sketches make me smile.
Here is the image of the double page spread from this sketchbook:
Tips for pencil sketching out and about:
- Always carry a small portable sketchbook with you, wherever you go. Then you can get sketching in even the smallest pockets of time.
- A mechanical pencil can be super-handy as it doesn't need sharpening.
- You only need a few minutes to sketch a little something when out and about. It doesn't have to be a 'special' sketching trip.
- Like in the sketchbook spread above, you can just do a small pencil sketch that only fills part of the page. You can always return and make another sketch another day!
- It is fun to make little notes next to your sketches as to where you were. You can also date them as well as a memory of when the sketch was made.
To re-discover your love of sketching and find out how you can sketch with me, please visit my Start Sketching page.