SKETCHY IDEAS: REPURPOSED BOOK AS SKETCHBOOK FOR FLOWER ILLUSTRATIONS



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USING BOOKS AS SKETCHBOOKS

I've decided to start to repurpose actual books as sketchbooks.  Not only does the text of the book add an interesting layer to the drawings but it also saves a tree! 

I also like that the books have hard covers and have weight to them.  I don't plan on altering the outside of the book either.  I think it would be fun to see someone open the book only to find colorful drawings inside...a little surprise.

There are so many books that are being thrown out or being sold for next to nothing.  I found the book below on gardening for 75 cents...can't beat the price! 

I'll use this book for all my flower illustrations.  I'll still use blank sketchbooks depending on the end purpose of the drawing.  I often give drawings in place of greeting cards (birthday, etc)and may not want to tear a page out of my book for that.

I intend to use other books for other topics so that they can be organized.  I spend a lot of time trying to find a previous drawing that I needed to come up with some kind of system.











           



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