My high school teacher used to insist that us kids learned to use our sketchbooks properly, to develop our ideas thoroughly in pencil before ever touching a drop of paint to paper (or canvas board, in our case). It never really caught on, for me. I tend to rush into things with little research and rush through them still, before I lose the inspiration. Not every idea turns into the beautiful image I see in my head. Being watercolour and paper, it doesn't seem particularly wasteful in time nor resources, but still.
At the risk of drinking the "Compareschlager", I can't help but notice that many of the excellent artists I come across online make good use of sketchbooks. Since I haven't gotten as much out of art journaling lately, I'm hoping to make a transition into something a bit more beneficial! Is it working, or am I just procrastinating? What if I get bored of my ideas before they are realized? Aah!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?