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Do you use your art journal or sketchbook to do field sketches, value studies, or test paints, pens or work out creative solutions to other projects? Is your journal your practical, hands-on workshop for painting design, textile, fiber art, jewelry making, sculpture or book design? Does it include watercolor tests and color experiments or explorations of new calligraphic styles? Do you work out ideas for landscape or fashion design? Is it crammed full of swatches and photographs, dye samples, pottery glazes or interesting ideas to try? Are you a digital artist who keeps track of your Photoshop experiments, brushes and filters? Have you made your own workbooks for these purposes? If so, you're in the right place to share ideas with like-minded people, most of whom are working fine artists and art teachers.

WHAT THIS LIST IS NOT: The workbooks we refer to here are not primarily illustrated journals or everyday diaries, nor are they altered books or gluebooks. It is not a place for novices to learn to paint or sketch, or get motivated to face a blank page. You won't find any journal prompts, ephemera exchanges, round-robin journal, ATC or secret sister swaps. There are other excellent groups that focus on those topics.

These workbooks are tools we use in the process of creating art somewhere else in the world.

It's a place where a watercolorist might get ideas by seeing the journal of a landscape architect, and where someone working in oils might get a glimpse into the inner working life of a sculptor. You may be inspired by someone's on-going figure drawing or perspective studies, or participate in a discussion with botanical illustrators.

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  • 72
  • Visual Arts
  • Feb 5, 2006
  • English

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