Many high school Painting / Fine Art students worry that their sketchbooks must be wild, gestural explorations, with layers of media exploding from each page. This sketchbook is a reminder that this is not always the case. Here, a sketchbook layout has been approached with the sophisticated eye of a graphic designer; each page taking on the aesthetic of a contemporary magazine.
Sculpture and 3D Design Sketchbooks – 20 Creative examples
At its essence, a student sketchbook should emulate that of a practising artist. With photographs providing evidence of first-hand research, quick confident gestural drawings showing a response to this environment, and scrawled annotation, these sketchbook pages – showing the development of ideas for a sculpture entitled ‘Stone Egg’ – do that.
These sketchbook pages are an example of the artist analysis and experiment that Samantha completed as part of her GCSE exam project. The drawing and media trials demonstrate a level of technical skill and confidence that is well beyond her years.