How to Start a Sketchbook

For many artists even thinking about how to start a sketchbook can be a huge source of anxiety. (Photo Credit: 123RF.com Image ID: 31733833 Copyright: Antonio Guillem)

It shouldn’t be so nerve wracking, but for some reason, even contemplating how to start a sketchbook often grips many artists with uncertainty. Similar to the terror of the blank canvas, making that first mark in a new sketchbook can grip us with anxiety. Perhaps it’s a reluctance to mar a pristine surface as strong as the desire to create on it? Maybe it’s a fear of screwing up. It could be anything. Each artist has their own strange quirks…