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24 creative sketchbook examples to inspire Art students

Many high school Painting / Fine Art students worry that their sketchbooks must be wild, gestural explorations, with layers of media exploding from each page. This sketchbook is a reminder that this is not always the case. Here, a sketchbook layout has been approached with the sophisticated eye of a graphic designer; each page taking on the aesthetic of a contemporary magazine.

Colorful Faceless Paintings

KwangHo Shin - All the figures appearing in Korean artist KwangHo Shin‘s works are individuals and self-portraits. ‘The spirit he wanted to inspire the figures with is that of a distorted hero’s or another character unidentifiable with eyes.'

loui jover This suggests disorder where the eye cries on the pages of a book that could possibly be the story of your life in which case suggests a lot of tragedies. The tears just smudge the words that put the book together making it incomplete.

After Decades Of Pixel Painting, Chuck Close Goes Truly Digital

Chuck Close - Self-Portrait, 2010 Chuck Close creates fragmented portraits using grids, shape and colour. Great technique very effective.

Ian Murphy Very textured work using ink. Lots of smudging. He uses text to create texture which has some sort of meaning to the image.

Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.

Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.