As I am living overseas, I was not sure whether I was going to be able to participate actively in a sketchbook circle. I joined the OCA Illustration page on Facebook. I posted on the page, asking whether it would be possible to create a sketchbook circle on Instagram, instead of mailing sketchbooks from one student to another.

Another student replied that it would be a great idea and that she would like to join in. We decided to make a list of words relating to the topic “The Everyday”. We decided that one student would be in charge of pulling a word out of a ‘hat’ every Thursday and then post it on Facebook and Instagram.

Other students can then react to the prompt by creating a sketchbook entry, posting it on Instagram and using the hashtag : sketchbookcircleoca

It has been very interesting seeing how people respond to the prompts using different ideas/ styles.

So far, there are at least 6 of us joining in the sketchbook circle, but hopefully we can make the circle bigger.

I am looking forward to the weekly prompts.

My Instagram page: lovemelovemyboat

NAME: Juanita du Toit


COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)


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