Keeping a Sketchbook by Pam Locker
Using a series of professional and student examples, this film explores how sketchbooks can become a personal ‘visual conversation’ that can become a valuable tool in understanding how the world is made.
The analytical nature of drawing means that by sketching regularly, we can begin to build up a visual memory to use as a resource for designing from the imagination. You should read the two accompanying hand outs below and may find it helpful to stick the list of ‘10 Steps’ in the front of your sketchbook as a reminder.
Equipment and Materials:
- A sketchbook of your choice – A5 (or smaller) fits neatly into a pocket or bag
- Paper with enough ‘key’ to take pencil when necessary
- A hard cover for leaning on
- A variety of drawing media, although a sharp 2B pencil is a good place to start
- Some designers use different media for different subjects/projects/sketchbooks
- Plastic rubber
- Glue stick – for sticking in interesting ‘finds’
- Sensible shoes!