Via the Painting About site, I came upon this updated post on Tips for Keeping a Sketchbook or Visual Journal written by Lisa Marder. She lists the benefits of sketchbooking and also offers tips. Here are a few that caught my interest:
- "Don’t worry about making pretty pictures in your sketchbook - your sketchbook is about practicing your skills, recording fleeting ideas, and capturing moments of life. It is more about the process than the product. If you happen to get a nice composition and pleasing drawing, that's great, but that is not the goal."
- "Don’t edit yourself. Spend no more than ten minutes on a drawing and don't go back and erase. Instead, restate any lines that you'd like to change. This will give your drawing more vitality."
- "Draw things up close so that they appear abstract; draw small things large-scale so that they go off the page and lose their context."
Check out the complete article for more ideas.