Monday, December 10, 2012

Life-Hack for Starving Artists


A great life-hack for starving artists! Make a sketchbook 12 times cheaper than some you might buy! After which I spend entirely too much time introducing my sketchbook stack . . . lol the next one will be shorter :)

4 comments:

  1. Loved your video! Listened to it with Wes. Fun presentation, great suggestions for sketchbooks. It's something I love to do, too! (Minus the binding part . . . I just use a clipboard . . . )

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    1. Clipboards work great too, and you don't have to worry about tearing up your sketchbook if you want to move drawings around for reference. I do that oftentimes when I'm trying to design something specific and need the freedom to shuffle paper. However, I find myself more motivated to sketch when I can see my progress in a bound book. It's also nice to have that so I can look back at my old nasty drawings and see my progress, kind of like a journal. To each his own, though! The clipboard method definitley seems to work for you, you have fantastic stuff! Thank you for listening and commenting!

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  2. okay Josh....how the heck do you get your sketchbooks to NOT fall apart? I got a ream of paper bound one time and the pages started falling out almost immediately!

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    1. Hi Wes! I totally should have mentioned, over the sketchbook I have two layers of plastic- usually one colored vinyl (to create a hard back) and one clear (the clear plastic available at Cougar Creations holds together really nice). Then I put whatever personalization I want between them, usually taped to one or the other. On the front counter at cougar creations they have these little books of plastic choices to flip through, they're only ~30 cents a piece. Binding them this was I have never had one fall apart

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