Those with a sharp, edgy, graphical tendency (as this student has), should embrace their strengths, rather than feeling pressured to emulate the gestural, painterly, mixed-media presentation style commonly used by Fine Art / Painting students. In this example the clean, ordered layout complements the photographs and creates a sleek, professional sketchbook page.
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Nine blinking lights, eight nuns a-running, seven ladybugs, six nesting envelopes, FIVE RAUCOUS MUSICIANS … four flopping fish, three stacked sheep, two Tarzans, and a peacock in a pine tree. Louisa Winslow Robins Christmas card, between 1930 and 1960. Louisa Robins papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.