There are so many student sketchbook pages that are filled with extravagant, over-sized headings, decorative fonts, borders and other unnecessary ornamentation: it is refreshing to see this AS Level sketchbook page by Jack Broad. Here, accurate, first-hand drawings in a range of mediums are surrounded by brief annotation. This page is a reminder of what really matters in the initial stages of a project: competent observational drawing and visual exploration of subject-matter.
This page illustrates a range of great GCSE Art sketchbook ideas… such as the mixed media (textured wallpaper cuttings) that have been used in the fish drawings. The second sketchbook page depicts drawings of small flax items that the students made using traditional Maori weaving methods. This allowed the integration of a hands-on sculptural task, which gave extra variety to the course.
An Exceptional International GCSE Art Sketchbook: Shells & Natural Forms