Remember mistakes are gifts to the artist, a way to stretch the mind to generate and motivate inspiration.
To make the sketchbook, take two sheets of 7 by 11, letter size any color paper, I like white. Fold the two paper in half and cut on the fold line, slide the 4 sheets together, fold, and cut on the fold. You have 8 small sheets, slide together, fold these in half, cut, slide together, you have 16 smaller sheets with 32 sides. Notice, scissors cut a line.
Now, to keep the book together. 1) You can staple along the center fold. Or, 2) You can sew in an easy, simple way. Don't panic,; this is a simple book. If you have a needle, or any sharp pointed edge, the scissors, make four large holes in the center fold. Then finding any string, thread, shoelaces, or twine, or thin wire you have handly, push through the holes. Leave a long end to tie. Pull the string through the holes and tie the ends together on the outside the book. I like to leave the strings dangle.
We used a 3D thread line to hold the rectangles pages together.
You can make a cover for this small book. Open book and place on a colorful piece of paper or any paper you have. Cut around the edges of the open book a bit bigger so the cover will fit when folded and covering the pages.
Now the last, on the cover of the small sketchbook write your title and sign your name; this is a commitment for fun. Lately, put numbers on your book's pages in the bottom corners. On page one, again put your title and sign like on the cover! This study of lines is yours to own! Writing and words are lines.
We are ready to draw!
On pages 2 and 3 draw the types of scribbles you see. The most common kinds of lines drawn are vertical, horizontal, diagonal, parallel, zig zag, cheese, curves, half circles, circles, scalloped, spirals, curves of force, smooth, rough, thick, thin, straight, meandering, broken, dots.
Assignment: take the lines drawn on your page; and with your pencil or pen and a piece of paper on pages 4 and 5, PLAY. Make a free-form, non-controlled, abstract, non-objective drawing. Your first work of art. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~