For the last couple of years I’ve been using my sketchbook as a place to experiment with colour and pattern and to try out new materials, rather than somewhere to work on my drawing technique. My sketchbooks have become more of an art journal project for me – something to dip in and out and to test new media and techniques. They are a far cry from the detailed pencil sketches I used to make in my college sketchbooks and I’m really enjoying using them in a freer, more experimental way!
I’m a subscriber to Quirky Heart’s Patreon (you might remember me sharing Michelle’s amazing planner spreads here on the blog a little while ago!) – every month Michelle releases a new Quirky Heart Digest full of prompts, tips, and challenges to help kickstart your creativity! I’ve used some of the prompts in my bullet journal and some to create patterns and pages in my sketchbook, like these: