Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sketchbooks of the Pros


Keeping a sketchbook is essential for the working cartoonist or illustrator. It's a place to draw freely without the fear that someone will see your poor rendering of a bicycle. It's a place to return for reference about what a bicycle (sort of) looks like. It's a place to stow away underdeveloped or misguided ideas, in hopes they'll someday amount to something. It's a place to search madly for usable ideas when faced with a serious creative block. A visual artist who doesn't keep a sketchbook is like an author who can't find the time to read: they may be able to get the work done, but they won't have near as much fun doing it. 

7 comments:

new-girl-on-the-blog said...

Conclusion: sketchbooks are fun!
:)

cannonparty said...

The other conclusion is that anyone who is afraid of making mistakes will never get anything done.

I know of a few artistically minded friends who were like that. They would take forever and a day on their drawings and paintings.

Phoebe said...

I love this! I was reading through, trying to find the one that best fit me... Ah, of course, the perfectionist.

g-isip said...

Speaking from experience, the commuter one is highly accurate. Nice work!

ramona said...

hahaha i just love the commuter one. struck a chord :)

Mushi said...

I think the perfect instrument of the perfectionist would be an eraser, better than a pencil

Anonymous said...

The commuter one looks the same as my high school's note/sketchbook especially during math classes..