SketchLook! September 2016

SketchLook is an ongoing feature of the SCBWI Blog. It is a glimpse into the working process of artists, how we experiment, think through our ideas, stretch our imagination and observe the world. This is a glimpse at current work in progress, free doodles, rough drawings, and sketches from life. CLICK HERE to participate in SketchLook.


Take a peek at the working drawings and sketchbooks of some of our members:

Nicky Johnston — When I am looking to buy a new hand bag, the deciding factor is whether or not it will accommodate my sketch book and pencil case!

A sketchbook is an essential accessory and I have one with me at all times. I use it every single day.

It is my visual diary, of things around me, children, places, feelings, events, moments that I need to capture. Nearly all of my initial book roughs begin in my sketch books. I store all my sketchbooks in my studio for easy access and I often use them for reference or inspiration.

Giuseppe Poli — The recent SCBWI Sydney conference was amazing. I received a huge amount of feedback, confirmed previous thoughts, learnt a lot of new things.

Biggest takeaways for me :
- regularly challenge myself
- find what I love and illustrate that.

One of the biggest challenges for me is keeping a regular art practice... too often I'm stifled by fear of making these pics show how I'm challenging myself.

Lots of real life drawing (didn't really do that before), lots of free form experimenting, trying different media, exploring different ideas, constantly creating.

I can't wait to see where this leads.

A call-out for the next selection will be sent out in good time but members of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand are invited to submit images at any time. Work should be scans or snapshots of sketchbook pages featuring sketches, drawings from life or working drawings. Up to five images, Jpeg format, 72 dpi, 750px width maximum. Kindly avoid overlaying text on images and other digital manipulation. CLICK HERE to submit images for SketchLook.