how much time do you spend sketching every day to fill up your sketchbooks? I'm still kind of struggling with cranking sketchbooks out, I feel like most of the time I sit down to draw and I end up doodling nonsense, or I spend way too long on one thing. I guess what I'm asking is what's your "sketchbook process"? (Also I'd love to buy a print version of your books, they're wonderful ; 3;)
Oh man I KNOW that struggle
It wasn’t until this year actually when I was able to comfortably fill a sketchbook page, front and back, top to bottom in ALL the pages of the sketchbook.
like this current one I’m working on is actually my only SECOND sketchbook where each sheet is front and back page filled, and each page is decently taken up.
up till now, you look at my past sketchbooks and you’ll see like two or three pages of good draws and then like ten more pages of litterlay a circle.and then x. and like scribbles..and like non-serious funny doodles.
I think it’s become easier for me to just pick up a ball point pen and sketch straight up, or just ink/ finish drawings because I’ve gotten to a better point with anatomy, and perspective and other fundemental concepts, and visualizing these things. and less intimidated by blank paper
it definitely helps too that I’m doing practices on the side with real life studies too.
but yeah, I think it is just getting used to JUST drawing without letting any mental fear or hesitation, confident line strokes, having many ideas in your brain so that you don’t get bored,
but this is how I work, I’m not sure how it’ll work for you.
what’s my sketchbook process:
before doing commissions or other “serious” art, I usually open my sketchbook and draw with pencil or ball point pen several sketches that help me loosen up, i start out with drawing very exaggerated things and then towards the end of the warm up I’ll be drawing more serious sketches
and I try to keep these warm ups as enjoyable and stressless as possible by drawing what I generally really like, which is monster people, chicks, grungy themes, bandages and sad eyes XD
I guess easing into serious drawing by starting off with drawings that you’re already comfortable with and enjoy drawing is a good way to use as “warm ups”
oh and how much time everyday:
generaelly a warm up can go from 30 min to two hours.
like today I think i sketched for 2 or 3 hours cause i just kept having more ideas to draw