I prefer medium-sized sketchbooks, but sometimes I switch to small ones just to mix things up a bit. This sketch is in a small Stillman & Birn (5.5 x 3.5). I've been enjoying this size since I've been mostly staying home - sometimes taking it around the neighborhood with me, and always taking it with me when I pick up groceries. But I've also been working in an 8 x 10 Stillman & Birn Alpha, because why not mix it up and challenge myself during an already super-challenging time, right? (This is when I roll my eyes at myself.)
Working with layouts in the larger sketchbook has been challenging, just like it is when I switch from a medium sketchbook to a small one. In the sketch above, I was putting more thought into the design of the two-page spread after looking at other people's sketchbooks on Instagram.
Back to the small book - sketched the table and chair I set up on the other side of my carport so that I can visit with one friend at a time, at a distance, outside.
Then the big book again for a Sunday Sketching sketch of the fatsia outside my studio window. The text on the side is the notes I took during that day's episode USk Talks.
And back to the small sketchbook for a couple of weeks. Mostly of sketches around the house, like the one above, or to take outside, like the one below.
The sketch above is a return to the big sketchbook and a return to the studio fatsia for Sunday Sketching.
In the sketches below, I decided I was all in with the big sketchbook for now. The small sketchbook now stays in my purse for running errands.
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