The Art of a Sketchbook...
You probably think with all I had going on these last couple of months that I didn't do any sketching. Not true! In fact I have started a new positive habit where when I first come into my studio I do a sketch. It need not be anything specific, just sketch what ever I want.
Clothes Pins, on 5.5" x 8.5" sketchbook paper, graphite © Nancy Van Blaricom
Sketchbook purchased at Barnes & Nobel
It feels amazing to have started a positive habit with my art. I love beginning my day this way. By sketching each morning it gets me excited to go paint. Give it a try maybe after your first cup of coffee or after breakfast, go grab your sketchbook and just commit to a 5 - 10 minutes sketch a day. You'll love it.
I also wanted to share with you the latest sketchbook I purchased at Barnes & Nobel. I found this in with all their Bargain Priced books. It cost me $4.98 with a suggested retail price of $12.95 and I love it. The paper size is about 8.5" x 5.5" and there must be at least 200 pages. The paper seems a little thicker than most sketchbooks which I like so you can't really see through to the back of the page. They also had different sizes, but I didn't pay attention to sizes or cost.
So next time you are in the market for a sketchbook look at your local Barnes & Nobel.