When I grow up, this will be my sketchbook.

Alright, so I have a confession to make: I suck at keeping sketchbooks.

It’s something that I’m not particularly proud about, given my supposed seriousness about getting into this “art profession” or whatever, but it seems awkward and strained. What do I start drawing? Do I just start sketching still lives for shits and giggles? Do I need to spend afternoons on the canal people watching and filling my Moleskine? Does it need to be a large sketchbook? So many questions, not enough answers. To me, using a sketchbook — which is touted as a tool that should be utilized 24/7, if your professors are to be believed — is less the not-optional toothbrushing part of my schedule and more the exercise “if I’m lucky enough to have the time” type of activity. Much like exercise, I’d like to change this attitude.

When I do, I’d like to take on Dustin Harbin‘s style of sketchbookery to heart. I found this dude through Kate Beaton, and along with enjoying following his general line of thought in his blog and all, I have to say that his Flickr account is a delightful stroll through a shitload of awesome pictures. Along with his finished works, there’s his sketchbook set that I find to be impossible to miss (ergo, this fucking entry). What’s really helpful are the notes he includes with his scans, which talk about process, the pros and cons of the mediums of choice within, and other charming anecdotes. If that doesn’t interest you, then perhaps I should just bribe you with images. Make note, though: IT SHOULD.

My apologies to Mr. Harbin, by the by; if you would like me to host this on my own server/take this image down, PLEASE COMMENT OR WHATEVER. I just like your style dude and would like others to hop on that style cock. Thanks!

My apologies to Mr. Harbin, by the by; if you would like me to host this on my own server/take this image down, PLEASE COMMENT OR WHATEVER. I just like your style dude and would like others to hop on that style cock. Thanks!

See? He is all MIXING THEM INK COLORS and it is just cool stuff. Really, the images that I wanted to use are kinda-sorta cockblocked by Flickr, which means that I am assuming that the artist would like it that way, so you should just go and see why I suddenly want to go and buy 230498234098 colored ballpoint and gel pens so I can sketch like a nerd on the go and be 1/230498324098th as awesome as this person. After all, everybody needs inspirations to get them to do better and more productive things in their lives, right? Right.

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