March 19, 2014

How Using Your Sketchbook Develops Your Creativity

Amazing illustrations start with a simple idea.  Working out your thoughts visually in a sketchbook can help you develop them into complex, detailed art.

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There are many strategies you can work on to improve your art.  The key concepts you should think about if you want your images to look better are: composition, details, and texture. Yes there are many others, but I can’t tell you how many illustrations I have seen that don’t address these issues.  They are technically proficient, but they don’t think about how the subject interacts with the background, or how surface textures change, or how the smallest detail can change the meaning of a picture.

If you can get a handle on these three, your pictures will be infinitely better. Let me show you how:


How do you approach your sketchbook? Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

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