In a work induced haze? Your creative energy all dissipated? Looking for a spark of inspiration?
All you need is to take a peek into the sketchbooks of an artist that you admire. Sketchbooks are a window into the artist’s mind, an undiluted, honest peek at raw ideas, frozen in time to one day turn into fully fleshed out artwork.
Here are four sketchbooks that will put the feeling back in your fingers and the zing back in your brain.
Kim Jung Gi’s Sketchbook
In the recent years Kim Jung Gi has taken the world by storm, and what a storm it is. Kim’s amazing drawing ability has to be seen to be believed. Some claim that he has a photographic memory, although Kim claims that all one needs to do is practice. Me? I personally believe that he may been abducted by aliens and genetically altered to draw like nothing you have ever seen before.
Plus, his sketchbooks are so much in demand, that he actually prints limited editions each year and sells them. Now, Behold!
Mattias Adolfsson’s Sketchbook
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you’ve probably seen Adolfsson’s super intricate drawings at least a couple of times on a social network somewhere, and probably questioned the futility of a life without a mind like his.
No? Here you go.
Steve Rude’s Sketchbook
I didn’t actually think Steve maintained a sketchbook. I didn’t know deities needed stuff like that. If you devour comic books like I do, you’ve no doubt read a few illustrated by the dude. His divinity not withstanding, his sketchbook is an abject lesson in being a perennial student – to always be learning, because no matter how much you think you know, there is always more to learn.
Chris Ayers Sketchbook
Chris Ayers, the creator of the Daily Zoo shows of his sketchbooks to Scott Robertson (Whose Channel you should subscribe to by the way). These dinky little books are an amazing peek into a colourful, witty and incredibly creative mind.