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Sketchbook inspiration | What to draw in a sketchbook

If you are like me, you might be intimidated by sketchbooks, especially when they are new. Who knows you might get a new sketchbook for Christmas and need some sketchbook inspiration:)Actually the more beautiful they are, the more intimidating it is to start drawing on those blank pages. So here is a bit of inspiration for your sketchbook.

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I am getting better at filling my sketchbooks since I let go of the idea of having only successful beautiful drawings in there, I leave space for experimentation, mistakes and just ugly drawings 🙂

Here are a few ideas of what you can fill your sketchbooks with.

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Sketchbook ideas: Draw geometric shapes or repetitive patterns

This might be one of the easier way to start filling out your sketchbook, and it is also a very creative way to relax.

Sketchbook ideas: Draw what is close to you

It does not have to be anything special, just random objects around you.

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Sketchbook ideas: Draw people around you

People on the ferry or the bus, your family when they sleep or are watching tv…

Sketchbook ideas :Go to a life drawing class

If you feel uneasy drawing people in public, then a life drawing class might be the solution.

Sketchbook inspiration: Draw the room you are in or the view from your room

I like to do that on vacation, it is amazing how looking at a drawing makes me remember well some details, even better than a picture sometimes.

Sketchbook inspirations: Try on ideas for upcoming paintings

A sketchbook is a great place to experiment with designs ideas for future paintings

And just for fun, this is a drawing by my son on vacation when we asked him to draw something cheerful for a change 🙂

fun sketchbook ideas

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