(Pour info, cette facette de mon travail existe toujours, mais seulement pour les travaux de commandes même si je préfère travailler dans la veine de ce que je fais actuellement. Question d'harmonisation. )
(EN) During a long time i didn't see the usefulness of a sketchbook. Note that when i was in university i was a bit traumatized, so after school i rejected the idea, a kind of phobia. Today, i can't live without. Actually i have 5 ! Soon another. Each have a peculiar vocation. The declic was the need to change my way of work ( I guess that you notice it ) , back to my basics, what i've done during the 90s with the difference bring by
(For infos, this face of my work isn't gone, i'm still doing it for commission even if i will prefer work in my current style, for the harmony )
(EN) the green one is for notes, lists, very quick sketches, it's a reminder.
365 Days Of Feminism. Le papier est pas super, ça vient de chez ikea, mais il est facile à scanner
(EN) The second one is dedicated to my blog 365 Days Of Feminism. The paper is pretty bad, it comes from ikea but it's easy to numerize.
Paperblanks Mais ce que je préfère c'est sa forme à l'italienne. Du coup il me sert, en autres, pour les croquis à destination des skateboards.
(EN) Thirs is a sketchbook i love very much, it's beautiful and soft paper. It's a Paperblanks one. But what i prefer is the shape " à l'italienne" . So I often use it for my skateboard sketches.
(EN) the fouth is a fabriano. I just like it. It became a portfolio of pictures i entitled Dark Woods. Perhaps some of sketches will become paintings, i don't know. I just take pleasure. Pictures are available on my twitter feed @mariemeier_art or my tumblr.
Je les vois aussi comme des journaux intimes. J'essaye d'y mettre la date même si parfois j'oublie. Le truc que je ne fais pas, c'est dessiner sur le motif. Peut être que ça viendra. Beaucoup sont fans.
Pour vous motiver vous pouvez suivre @Sketch_Dailies sur twitter qui donne tous les jours un théme.Et puis il y a ce chouette article pour bien choisir son carnet. Moi je rêve du Big Sketchbook.
Bon travail !
(EN) the last one is the first. There is a mix of stuff, but finally i dedicated it to my engraving sketches. I discovered that i dislike mix things. And i discovered that doing sketches make me feel cool. I believe that allows experimentations and it's a way to discover new things. In a sketchbook we are more free. It's also a kind of diary. I try to add the date each time i draw in but sometimes i forget. And if the drawing you do is ugly, you can hide it. The only thing i don't do is drawingoutside or things around me. Perhaps it will come. Many artists like this.
For motivate you you can draw following @Sketch_Dailies on twitter which give each day an idea. Read this nice article about finding a sketchbook. My dream is to have the big one.
Good work !