Nature & Travel Sketch Journaling
Have you always wanted to journal and sketch about your life, your yard or garden, or your adventures on vacation, but haven’t any idea of where and how to start? Or maybe you've been sketch/journaling for awhile now, but you're not satisfied with your results?
This workshop workbook is a good place to begin, starting with the basics of how to choose an empty book or journal, and taking you step-by-step through the process of deciding how you want it to look ~ then how to get there.
Ideas and practice pages help you turn the average mundane sentence into a fascinating account of what happened, illustrated with a simple contour drawing that will knock your socks off. Of course, if you’re already an artist, you can take it to any level you want!
Filled with examples of Irene’s vacation sketchbook pages, this workbook shows you ways to become the journalist-cum-artist you’ve always dreamed of being, then starts you on your way with step-by-step instructions. You can take it at your own speed, and only adopt those ideas you like, so it’s truly a workbook for all levels of sketch/journalists.
This workbook will show you how to create a well-designed and colorful journal. You’ll discover how to dress up your observations with lively sketches and fun mementos ~ and express yourself eloquently with creative writing, poetry and haiku (short, Japanese tone poems).
You'll explore all manner of ideas for co-joining journal and sketchbook into a fascinating record of your life ~ well worth reading and re-reading far into the future. We're not talking scrapbooking or a major journey into design elements ~ but a way for you, artistic or not, to create a sketch journal that you can claim with pride. (If you want more sketching instruction, download Irene’s Basic Nature Sketching workbook.)
You'll learn about attaching ephemera, and inserting captivating captions and tasteful titles to your pages with a "fun font" invented by the Irene. There’s even a calligraphy alphabet if you’d like to try your hand at that! A one-page basic introduction to watercolor pencils will show you how to add touches of color to your drawings.
What about the writing? A tutorial will help you explore ways to express yourself, then combine your creative writing with drawings, photos, and colorful column dividers. There’s a guide to cool initial caps and simple, colorful starting letters and titles for your journal pages. You'll finish this workbook with a head full of ideas and possibilities, and with your right brain primed with new experiences and skills.
Supplies you'll need to complete the projects in this workbook include:
~sketchbook or journal with good quality UNLINED paper pages
~ballpoint pen with black ink, fine to medium point
~a .5 mechanical pencil loaded with HB lead
Recommended, but not essential if you don't plan to add color:
~a 12-pencil set of watercolor pencils
~tissues for wiping waterbrush