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What’s in my Sketchbook?

July 17, 2012

I love reading what’s in my _____ ? posts so I thought I’d share what’s in my beloved sketchbook. In highschool, I used to use those cheapish spiral sketchbooks you could buy at Michaels. I was very particular and had to use the same kind every year. After becoming serious about art, and fashion illustration I decided to purchase a “big girl” sketchbook. I very quickly became attached – it was love at first sight, customizable and professional looking? I do!!

What do I draw in here, you ask? Mostly fashion illustrations, but as I learn more and attend classes it will contain; fashion flats, fabric pattern sketches, fabric swatches, portraits, watercolour sketches (when I’m good enough – don’t want to ruin my book!) and other lovely fashionable things.  I’m just getting back into things after a long art/blog hiatus so I’m hoping to try new things soon. Above and below are some of my current favourite illustrations, (the Jennifer Lilya one was lost in the mail though.) I’ve definitely improved since my last post, huh? If you’d like to see my older ones, and keep up with my illustrations check me out on deviantart or follow my art blog.

I also have a fashionary sketchbook, gifted to me by Jennifer Lilya and have been busy filling it up. I wrote a review about it a while back, and I’m still lovin’ it. I’m sure it will be of good use when I go to fashion school, as it has A LOT of definitions, fabric charts, measurements, brands, and other helpful goodies in the front few pages. Below are some of my sketches so far. (still working on ’em!)

What are five art supplies you can’t go without?

  • A pencil case/pencil cup!! – got to keep everything organized & looking pretty!
  • Micron Pens
  • My new Prismacolor pencils & markers. (ahhh!)
  • Buttons, buttons, buttons! & Ribbon
  • A good eraser and an extra piece of paper so nothing smudges!
10 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    July 20, 2012 11:41 PM

    Love love love your pictures! You are so talented Ms. Natalie ;) Youre deffinatly going somewhere!!
    My 5 I cant go without are:
    Silver Permanent Markers
    More Sparkles
    A Good Pencil/Eraser

    • July 20, 2012 11:46 PM

      Awwe, thanks SO much Laura!! xxo

      Haha, I think I know without a doubt now that you absolutely love sparkles/glitter and rhinestones!! You’re like me with buttons.

  2. July 21, 2012 12:05 AM

    i love that you have your own distinct style. :)

    • July 21, 2012 12:13 AM

      Awwe, that’s what everyone keeps telling me! I’m glad I’m finally finding my style. :)

  3. .saboskirt. permalink
    July 22, 2012 11:43 AM

    These sketches were all amazing!:)

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  4. ivana marie permalink
    July 25, 2012 11:11 AM

    I really enjoy reading your blog, I’m glad that you’ve been posting more often!
    Seeing your creative adventures makes me want to be more open to sharing my art with others. I also draw & will be attending an art school (with a major in fashion design) next month. So it’s really fun to see your newest designs & sketches!! :-)

  5. Khadija Sheppard permalink
    October 3, 2012 10:57 PM

    i really enjoy your drawings and i really want to learn how to draw like you so i can draw fashion models

  6. January 19, 2013 11:33 AM

    You have a lovely sketchbook! :) xxx

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