For your sketchbook to become a sort of illustrated journal

Strangely, I am not really interested in making watercolor paintings on some big sheets of paper to hang on the walls or to draw some random subjects from pics found on the web… 😳

It’s really important for me that the sketching technique is used for a purpose, to enhance a subject I love, a moment I want to remember and that my sketchbook become a “visual journal”.

I call them “sketchbooks” but my goal is more creating a sort of “travel journal” feel with the sketches I make at home and in my surroundings. 😉
I am thrilled about creating an illustrated journal from my life!
That’s not even really to create a “souvenir” as the best part, in my opinion, is creating it, not browsing it. I think it’s a way to live (yep!). 😀 Creating is my way to look at things, to appreciate them, and to be happy! (I even wrote a book about “day to day photography” and enhancing your sourroundings subjects so that’s not new for me. It’s probably a part of my personality. Perhaps of yours too? ☺️)

Whoo, what a chatty girl!… 😁

So, in this “Sketchbook” category, I would like to share with you my habits and tips to convert a simple sketchbook page to a journal one, in a travel diary style.

Text and ephemera adds, borders, stamps and even some special ways to associate your sketches can change easily the feeling of a simple notebook. It don’t need much! Sketches are, of course, the most important part, but a few things can help you to reach a new level. 😀

Along with the articles, I will show you some videos of my sketchbooks leafthrough. I hope it will inspire you!
Here is a video of the sketchbook I have just finished. 🙂 Continue reading