I thought I'd give you a closer introduction to my sketchbook. Funny enough this is the first sketchbook I've ever owned. Sure I have had plenty of art pads, but I don't class them as the same. This book has opened up my creative streak tremendously. I can't say I have a straight answer as to why or how, it just has.
I guess you could say that it is what a notebook would be to a writer. Somewhere that I can just spew out my ideas as soon as they pop in to mind. I don't have to think about composition, I don't have to think about materials or colours. All I have to do is grab a pencil, sit down on the couch whilst watching Farscape or some other cool Sci-Fi series and then just draw.
I think the brown recycled paper helps an awful lot as well. When I sit down with white good quality paper, that's when I mean business, that is where everything has to be perfect. But with this brown paper there are no rules and plenty of room for mistakes.
I can try to explain how important this book is to me but words will never be able to describe how free I feel when drawing in this book. I just love it so much!
So to any of you artists out there that suffer from creative blocks. Go and get yourselves one of these, they don't cost much and I swear that it will make all the difference to your creativity. Let the creativity flow is all I can say! What an amazing little thing this book turned out to be!