I bought a new sketchbook today, and was thinking about how I’ve heard a lot of people say “draw something stupid or just scribble on the first page so you don’t feel anxious about having it be a perfect book because it doesn’t need to be” or something like that.
I just went straight into drawing with hardly a thought and this came out of the col-erase pencil I was using, turns out the book I bought was never meant to be a sketchbook because you can’t get to the next page very well without ripping out the one above, it’s a pad, who knew!
I haven’t had a real sketchbook in a couple years, I’ve just been using copy paper either folded in half and stapled (maybe 12 sheets per book) or just loose sheets of it so I forgot what it’s like to keep a sketchbook (and I guess I’m not about to find out)
What kind of sketchbook keeper are you? Do you try to make every page “finished” or do you just scribble on the first one and use the rest for practice/play/experimenting? Or are you like me and just use scrap paper for everything?