Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sketch Book Swoon

While I have always used sketch books as a way to chronicle my collages and work through compositions, I've recently fallen in love with the idea of the sketch book as a concept book.

One of the (many!) things I have learned being back in school is the importance of the concept book to the creator and designer. On the first day of one of my classes, the instructor mentioned how we should all be using concept books to sketch our ideas and document our creative process.

At first I was skeptical, but then I discovered a new passion for this type of creative process. It allows me to see my ideas and then execute them - a much easier way to create then straight from my head!

Since then, I have used my sketch book to design a poster, a visual story book, a single frame story and mini-book.

  • Start your own sketch book today!


Anonymous said...

Interesting! The part about documenting the creative process is really making me think. I sometimes do rough sketches as a way of visualizing projects, but too often they end up in the recycle bin...

Ballygarrett Art Studio said...

Sketchbooks are an important way to store ideas, thoughts, snippets from all sorts of places that might not have any other logical location. Like a tumbler but in real time. I have storage boxes of sketchbooks that have become a treasure trove they act as creative journeys and recollections of ideas parked till rediscovered. looking forward to seeing how this part of your creative process evolves (& your Cat)