For sometime now, not even consciously, I’ve been slowly moving away from sketchbooks. Well okay, sort of.
I really love sketchbooks. Like, really. And I really love buying beautiful sketchbooks and trying new sketchbooks.
However, I’ve noticed that lately I will fill up about a fourth of a sketchbook and then default back to watercolor paper. This process has repeated itself so much that I’ve amassed a stack of partially used sketchbooks. This isn’t good for my budget or our tiny little rental house.
I’ve started to realize that as much as I love sketchbooks, I love watercolor paper even more.
I’m not even that crazy about blocks or pads. Instead, I really love the feel and performance of full sheets.
As I prepared for a recent family vacation to Washington D.C., I sat down, sorted through, and cleared out my stack of partially used sketchbooks. As I did so, I tried to evaluate what my hangups might be or what might have changed and why I'm no longer finishing them. I could only come up with one, main reason. Read More