EXERCISE 1.2: MAKING MISTAKES – WORKING FAST AND CUTTING WORK UP

DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO MAKE MISTAKES IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK:

As I am used to working on loose sheets of paper, I find it hard to leave mistakes in my sketchbook. While researching some of the artists’ sketchbooks, I have definitely noticed how they embrace making mistakes in their sketchbooks. It is inspiring me to be more open to leaving my mistakes in my sketchbooks; incorporating them; and sharing them with the world.

I decided to add my rough doodles/ planning in my sketchbooks using clear pockets, in order to show my creative thinking process. When starting my most recent sketchbooks (A4 Moleskine – research inspired rough doodles & A4 Moleskine – ‘the everyday’ prompts list), I have tried to work in the sketchbooks from the beginning, instead of starting on loose sheets of paper. Although I still prefer rather working on loose sheets of paper, I am experimenting with doing my rough doodles in sketchbooks. Hopefully, with time I will get used to it and even enjoy it, or find a better way to combine the 2 methods, in order to leave my mistakes inside the sketchbooks.

BOOKMAKING ACTIVITY:

I used 4 sheets of A4 white paper and 4 different mark-making tools: blue pencil; black marker; blue fine liner pen; yellow koi colouring brush pen. I used each sheet of paper to draw from a different angle: what is to the left of me; what is to the right of me; what is in front of me; and what is behind me. I then cut the different sheets of paper according to the different book cutting lines and folded them into little books. Out of the 4 books, I prefer book 1 🙂 I might make these little books in the future to use in some of my sketchbook entries.

NAME: Juanita du Toit

STUDENT NUMBER: 522438

COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

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

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