The Importance of a Sketchbook

April 29, 2016

Lately, as we've been preparing for an upcoming product line (!), we've been mulling the importance of an artist's sketchbook. That isn't just to say a visual artist–this also includes writers, musicians, teachers, and more. Practice makes perfect, as the old saying goes. Allowing for your art form to take shape in a fluid, stream-of-consciousness fashion in a journal or a sketchbook is one of the best ways to keep your mind on-point and your craft solid.

Kelsey Garrity Riley Studio

How inspiring are some of the shots below of a few of our Red Cap artists sketches and sketchbooks? We especially love the video series that Anke Weckmann shoots with drawing time lapses. We nabbed this week's–full of lumberjacks!–to show you here. You can view even more on her Youtube channel. Lumber beware, cause those sketches are sharp! Have fun taking a look below, and don't forget your sketchbook and a pencil.

Kelsey Garrity Riley sketchbook
Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Anke Weckmann

Lizzy Stewart Sketchbook zine
Lizzy Stewart Sketchbook art gallery
Lizzy Stewart

Meg Hunt Sketchbook
Meg Hunt

Jaime Zollars Sketchbook
Jaime Zollars

Anna Emilia Laitinen Sketchbook
Anna Emilia Laitinen via Design*Sponge

Sarah Burwash Sketchbook
Sarah Burwash via Design*Sponge

James Gulliver Hancock sketches
James Gulliver Hancock