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Why Do Artists Keep Sketchbooks?

Why Do Artists Keep Sketchbooks?

Probably the most famous sketchbooks of all time were those of Leonardo Da Vinci, although Picasso also produced 178 sketchbooks in his time. But why do artists keep sketchbooks? In Da Vinci’s and Picasso’s case, they were filled with ideas, notes, and drawings of things they saw and imagined. Exploring themes and making studies until […]

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Sketching Paper vs Drawing Paper: Which Is Best?

Sketching Paper vs Drawing Paper: Which Is Best?

Choosing the right paper for your artwork requires you to consider how you want to use it since there is no one right answer for everyone. The kind that you need may also change depending on each project you undertake. Whether you’re looking for the correct paper to use for sketching, tracing, or drawing, it’s […]

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How to Prevent Drawings from Smudging in Sketchbooks

How to Prevent Drawings from Smudging in Sketchbooks

After sitting down and spending an hour or more sketching some drawings into your sketchbook, you can be disappointed to find that the way your hand rested on the page caused smudges. This is a very common occurrence for artists when they are working on their art. So what do you do? You should learn […]

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How to Keep a Sketchbook Filled with Artwork

How to Keep a Sketchbook Filled with Artwork

The key to making good art is to keep practicing. Everybody’s style is different, and each one’s learning curve is going to be different. The one thing that is going to be common between all artists is that they need to practice, practice, and practice to be able to hone their skills and decide what […]

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