Sketching is not only a source of creativity but I've found that it's also a wonderful meditative, therapeutic activity. Second, I'm a sketchbook addict. And I have a plethora of sources which I thought I'd share with you to, hopefully, inspire you to pick up a pencil, brush or stylus and draw.
This is my current stash: two Strathmore sketchbooks, my homemade watercolor journal, a black unlined journal, a small watercolor block, my iPad mini, and an even smaller unlined journal with a beautiful, handmade cover.
I couldn't begin without discussing tools. I adore the Koi Travel Palette shown above as well as my Micron, Faber Castell pens, my pencil, eraser, graphite pencils, Derwent pastel and watercolor pencils.
This is a recent painting straight from my Strathmore sketchbook which takes light ink and paint very well. It's perforated so that I can get the pages out to scan and file.
This isn't in the picture at the top, but it's a regular binder with plain typing paper. This book is used for sketching bags, measurements, pattern processes, etc.
This is from the small watercolor block. I have several sizes of these in different textures as well. The block shown was a recent purchase and I love it because it's smaller and fits into my travel bag.
The next three pics are from my falling apart unlined journal. It has a band to hold it together.
I've also used this book to paste inspirational clippings from magazines.
Can't forget my iPad mini. The 53 Paper app is my favorite.
Only my stylus is needed for this app so it's fantastic for travel.
The app has pencils, markers and paint in every color you can imagine.
It also has a nice eraser which comes in might handy.
So, that's it! Not much, hm?
Do you have sketchbooks? If so, what's your favorite?