A Quick Peek Inside Coach’s Sketchbook – 001
This is the first in an ongoing series of posts where I will provide you all with a glimpse into my sketchbook. A sketchbook is a magical place for artists, it is where one learns, practices and works through problems. A sketchbook doesn’t have to look pretty, it is a tool with a specific function. A magician who designs their own illusions keeps notebooks and sketchbooks where they draw, design and work through their ideas and concepts, but they never let anyone see those pages. Once the illusion is ready, that is when they present it as a finished project for an audience to marvel at, this is how the magic remains a mystery and because of that mystery, the magician’s work becomes magic. It should be no different for a visual artist or storyteller, keep your ideas and rough sketches private in that book while you work towards a finished piece, then create that final piece on a presentable medium. This is how we put a little magic into our work as artists. This is how you use your sketchbook. With that said, to help you learn, I will open up my sketchbook and allow you all to see my ideas, rough work and my process.