magnolia sketchbook page Louise Gale

There is something so wonderful about drawing in a sketchbook. I use my sketchbooks as a way to release a little creative energy without the pressure of creating a ‘perfect’ painting! It is also where I might create some studies and motif drawings for other projects I am working on.

My go to medium is watercolor at the moment and I have been loving my dip pen (ink) to create a little messy fun too.

magnolia sketchbook page Louise Gale

Today, I would love to share with you a video of me creating the loose part of the magnolia page at the top of this post. This page shows both a loose/messy drawing on the left and also a more intricate watercolor drawing on the right. I love to combine the loose and tight drawings in my sketchbook and find it really helps me to flex my creative muscles!

Sketch and Paint spring online classIf you would like to join me to explore nature through your sketchbook, pop on over to my ‘Sketch and Paint Spring’ class (which of course can be applied to any season) :-)

More info on this class here>>

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Do you keep a sketchbook?

What are the ways you love to use yours?

What are your favorite subjects to draw in your sketchbook?

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