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What is a Sketchbook
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sketchbook is a book
or pad with blank pages for sketching and is frequently used by artists
for drawing or painting as a part of their creative process. The
exhibition of sketchbooks at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University
in 2006 suggested that there were two broad categories for classifying
this focuses on the documentation of the external world and includes many
such travel and nature studies and sketches recording an artist's travels.
this follows the artists' digressions and internal journeys as they develop
Types of sketchbooks
Sketchbooks come in a wide
variety of shapes and sizes, with varied covers and differing numbers of pages.
Sketchbooks began as a way to provide a readily available supply of drawing
paper in the convenient form of a book. Finish of the work found in the
sketchbook varies widely from artist to artist, with some having very simple
drawings and lots of notes, and some having highly worked images. Over time, it
might allow others to see the artist's progress, as his/her style and skills
develop. Many artists personalize their sketchbook by decorating the covers.
Sketches are sometimes removed from sketchbooks at a later date.
Sketchbooks made out of high
quality paper, differentiated by weight (referring to density of the sheets) and
tooth (also called grain), allow for a wide variety of techniques to be used,
ranging from pencil drawings, to watercolor, to colored pencil, to pen and ink
and so on. Certain paper characteristics might be more desirable for use with
certain mediums. Sketchbook paper comes in a variety of tones, ranging from pure
white, to cream, and includes less common varieties, such as gray and brown.
There are different bindings
including spiral wire, glued sheets, Smyth sewn, long-stitch bookbinding and others.
Different quality sketchbooks are made in
several countries including Italy, France, USA, China, Malaysia and others.
In displays of contemporary
art, as well as historical retrospectives, intimate and ephemeral records are
increasingly valued, resulting in the exhibition of sketchbooks alongside
Computer technology has
allowed for the development of digital sketchbooks.
Select From Wikipedia
Online sketchbooks - a number of sketchbooks by famous artists that
are now online to view
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Sometimes there are sheets in a sketchbook which, although
they are more or less scribbles, nevertheless have something to say.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
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