Hi all, long time reader, first time poster.
I’m a post-grad looking to retain/kick my sketching skills up a notch… mostly I’d like to become more fluid and loosen up my style so I can put more ideas on paper faster. Is there a ‘preferred’ subject matter for filling up a sketchbook?
What subject matter do you all spend time sketching? Do you draw from observation or just ideation of new products/architecture? If both is it 50/50? 20/80? When you’re in a new place (like a vacation spot or a new city) do you bring a sketchbook along? What kinds of things to you ‘record’? I’d like to take a stroll around my city (Detroit) & start putting my observations down on paper, and am looking for a good starting point.
What do you think an employer wants to see more of in a sketchbook: focused subject matter (just cars) or a variety of thoughts (cars, fashion, electronics)? …I would think that variety shows that a person is well-rounded, but I wouldn’t want that to be mistaken for unfocused or unfamiliar with that company’s product.