Sketchbooks are an essential part of the creative process for artists of all disciplines, ranging from textiles and jewellery to interior design, printmaking and ceramics. The sketchbook is a complete record of the creative process which, it can even be argued, is more important that the finished object at the end of this process. This book is a vital resource for artists of all levels including students, makers and collectors, as it not only gives practical advice about building your own sketchbooks but also provides examples of different artists' working methods. Extraordinary Sketchbooks takes the reader through different themes and functions for sketchbooks, including drawing to collect visual research, course work, developing concepts and suggestions for making simple and quick visuals into exciting images. An inspiring gallery of examples from a range of artists including recent graduates, practising artists and lecturers and working professionals form a variety of art and design industries. A fantastic resource for artists everywhere.
Jane Stobart is a well-known printmaker. She teaches at West Dean College in Chichester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public and private collections in Germany, USA and UK. Drawing and sketchbook research are integral to her work as a practicing artist. Jane is the author of two successful titles Printmaking for Beginners and Drawing Matters.