In my sketchbook last week

These pages were all exercises in the 8-week “An Introduction to Sketch Journaling” workshop that started last week. I do every lesson I ask workshop participants to do: it helps work out the kinks and is great practice… keeps me on my toes! I love that.pokythings_1
pokythings_2

Here’s a spread with some contour drawings.
contour_drawing

And some Amaryllis I caught just before the last blooms died.
amaryllis

I started a new sketchbook for the class and for the first page I combined Liz Steel’s idea of painting out her palette with┬ásome notes to myself , stuff I’d like to remember as I work through the sketchbook.
manifesto

Do you have a first-page you do for your books? Or a manifesto you think up? Does it change often? I bet mine will by the time I’m done with this book, but that’s okay.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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10 Responses to In my sketchbook last week

  1. Bernadette says:

    These are super wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. I hope to begin today, trying to follow in your steps.

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  2. Carol says:

    thank you for sharing. Inspiring!

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  3. beretgirl2 says:

    I leave the first page of a sketchbook blank until I run across a quote I like and then I put that in. It may or may not give a theme to the book but reflects my frame of mind at the time.

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  4. LInda Thompson says:

    This is a great first page idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I really like your expressive flowers!!

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  6. Karyn says:

    love the sketches of the prickly balls from the liquidambar trees. Very beautiful

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  7. moviefan607 says:

    These are great, I love to draw and paint

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  8. Impressive! Thank you for sharing. ­čÖé

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  9. vbmina says:

    Great stuff!

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