Often times it can be difficult brainstorming ideas for our sketchbooks. We can all agree that the more we draw, the better we’ll get. This is just one of the many reasons that keeping a sketchbook is important. But deciding what to draw in those sketchbooks can sometimes be a challenge.
I decided to do some of the brainstorming for you and create a list of 101 sketchbook ideas. The items on this list are meant to challenge you a bit, but can still be completed in a short amount of time, making them perfect subjects for any sketchbook.
101. just draw something!
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Sketchbooks are where ideas and great work often begin. A sketchbook is a journal of the creative process, giving you absolute freedom to explore, express and discover your concepts. If you’re looking for sketchbook ideas whether you’re just starting to sketch or need inspiration for your existing sketchbooks take a peep at these remarkable examples of sketchbook drawings by talented individuals.
Awesome collection! These are some of the most beautiful scribbles or sketches I have seen; They are practically a vast resource of artworks that could be used as a book cover, stationery sets, diaries, and many more Thanks, Jacob, for sharing.
Sketchbook pages by graphic designer Susanna Foppoli , completed while studying a Post Graduate degree at the London College of Communication:
An artist research page by Illustration student Jack Stevenson , completed as part of a Foundation Diploma course at West Thames College, London:
Not sure what to draw? Stuck for ideas? Whether you need something to get your class working or to tackle your own frustratingly blank page, here are some ideas to get you started, from simple ideas to developed projects. In a hurry? Check out this short list of drawing ideas. Struggling with ideas you can t quite put a finger on? Find out how to use a vision board for inspiration.
Do a series of drawing on the stages of life. You could use photos of the same person, or draw different people from life, or a mix of both. Draw a baby, toddler, prechooler, junior, middle and high school age child, teenager and adult through to old age. What special treatement do the drawings need for each age? Think about color (or the absence of color), lightness or strength of drawing, composition, detail.