Sketchbooks can be anything you want them to be. Normally, mine are filled with random things. They’ve been started one year, added to another, and finished in yet another year.

Many people like to create themes for their sketchbooks. All dogs in one, all flowers in another. The ones I’ve seen usually look stunning and make me drool. I’ve tried my best to have a few set aside just for one subject. Travel, my Grandma’s house, and of course, my dogs. I’ve thought about portraits and self-portraits.

I can never find the one I want when I need it. I still have these labeled books around the RV, but I tend to use whichever sketchbook I’ve thrown in my bag.

Themes are a marvelous experiment and you may like the organization of it.

What is the first theme you would like to try? Are you even up for a theme?

This week, sketch what you want.
Don’t forget, you can use the hashtag #heyelisha to share your work with other people sketching along.

About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.