Here's her sketchbook story:
Keeping a sketchbook is one of the biggest parts of my process. It helps me gather ideas, work them out and lay the foundation to many of my projects and final paintings. I have many sketchbooks for drawing and doodling as well as several art journals for miscellaneous painting, practicing portraits and experimenting with new mediums.
Now that my art is my full time business, I have to keep the fires burning as much as possible. Nature is probably my biggest inspiration. I go walking every morning with my trusty dog Freya and look for anything that inspires me - flowers, birds, shapes, colors,clouds - and I take photos of what I see with my phone camera. I am also committed to creating something everyday. It might be 20 minutes of drawing or a full on painting on canvas. The more I create the more creative I am.
I have so many favorite tools, but my top 10 that I use in my sketch pads and art journals are: IDenti Pen with dual tip (by Sakura), SumoGrip mechanical pencil filled with B lead, Peel-off Magic Rub eraser pencil, Pitt artist pens with brush tip in various colors, Supracolor II Soft Caran d'ache water color pencils, Prismacolor colored pencils, Koi Watercolors, DecoArts artist acrylics, Stabilo All pencil in white and black, lots and lots of various sized paintbrushes.
My advice for someone who is just starting out: skip the first page. I think a lot a people are intimidated by an empty sketchbook and those first blank pages. I always, always skip the first page and sometimes I just randomly open in the middle and start drawing. Most importantly, make your sketchbook a safe place where there is no judgement and always draw what you love!
Thank you, Regina for sharing your story with us today.
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*Photos in this post © Regina Lord. Used with permission.