What kind of sketchbook do you use? I like use a Moleskin Folio A4 Sketchbook . When I was in college, I obviously was on a budget and opted to use Piccadilly notebooks because they are identical to Moleskins, but cheaper! I do, however, travel a lot and like to pick up random notebooks and sketchbooks from local shops [since my bags are packed with shampoo bottles and clothes!] I like the classic black look, but like to go for colors and patterns when I pick one up from a different country.
What is your sketchbook’s story? I picked up this particular sketchbook at the Orlando airport right before I started my backpacking adventure through Spain. I had, for the first time, left my laptop at home and knew I had to document my travels [and prevent boredom on my 9 hour flight]. I took it everywhere from Madrid to Barcelona, and through my trips of the Moorish remains in Andalusia. There are still tons of empty pages in this one, so since my trip I’ve been using it for a place to brainstorm and create my recipes for the blog!
What kind of media do you use in your sketchbook? I love to draw and design with my 24 pack of fine point sharpies [especially the mint color!]. Most of the time, I sketch with any pencil I can get my hands on. I prefer a mechanical pencil, since I’m left handed [so I don’t smudge anything!].
Where do you like to work in your sketchbook? I will whip this baby out anywhere you want me to! I’ve used it in Retiro Park in Spain, in my kitchen and dining table at home, in the subway. I also like to doodle in it in a coffee shop, I feel like that’s the right place to have a sketchbook. Am I right, or am I right? I haven’t, however, taken it in the bathroom… yet! [TMI?]
What is the biggest inspiration for your work? My surroundings. Anything from people’s behavior to colors will inspire me. I don’t use my sketchbook for just sketching pictures. I actually enjoy writing in various fonts. My handwriting totally trumps my drawing. Also, I have this slight obsession with writing lists. I will write lists for every single thing in my life, and even a list to organize my lists! So I guess I use my plain, white-sheeted sketchbook for more than just the norm, but lines restrict you from moving out of your comfort zone.
Thank you so much, Supal! Photos courtesy of Supal, make sure you check out her lovely blog!