My Sketch Book

The artists in my eBay group forum EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Group) were having an interesting discussion about sketch books the other day. The discussion thread asked which artists in our group used them and why.

I jumped in with a resounding YES I use them! I thought it would be FUN to share a page from my sketch book "vault" here.

What I like about using a sketch book is it becomes a journal of creative ideas. For me with my art it's all about the "idea" of the piece. I have so many random swirling ideas from time to time that instead of losing them, I record them in my sketch book. I have designs from 2007 that have yet to be revealed. It's also fun to compare completed pieces with my original designs. Some turn out close to the original sketch design or my "mind's eye." Others veer very differently from the original concept. Interesting.

With my art, I find it takes on a life of it's own and is a journey (or adventure) till completion. Sometimes the art feels like a rebellious child that won't take a nap when I want him/her to!

This is how it all begins! Enjoy! :-)

PS: Some of my old designs are hassling me for their debut...SO I had better get back to work! Hehe '-)

© 2007-2009 Christopher A. Klingler, All Rights Reserved.


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

How beautiful that you are sharing a bit of your world to us. I mean we see your amazing art, but it's nice to know where it begins. You my friend on indeed on a Journey,that has taken off like a rocket! Your inspiring and such a delightful person...you keep it real and that is why I admire you and your freaking amazing talent! Now I know what to get you for B-day next year! Big SKETCH BOOK!
Don't ever stop your Journey, because then our Journey would stop, and believe me, you wouldn't want us all knocking on your door! hehehehe...but then again, you might! LOL
Cheers my friend!

Jodi said...

OK I am officially 'Green' with Envy... Oh how I admire an artist who is so organized in idea and design....not to mention the ability to draw wonderfully their concepts and designs...
Mine tend to look like a 'Mad Hen' had her way with a scrape of paper I had laying around...
I must admit this is a grand idea to post this... maybe we should each post a page from our scribbles...hell, I'm game...and if I am ANYONE should be...lol



Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Chris....this is so awesome! I love seeing this page from your sketch book! I think it's so interesting to see the process and progress from original idea to completed art work! Too cool!

Have a great and creative weekend!

Designs By CK said...

WOW ~ Ladies I'm tickled you enjoyed this post SO much! I was a bit nervous about it actually! LOL :-D)

Michelle ~ Your posts are always a delightful read and add a smile to my day! :-)

JoyCEE ~ Thanks too for stopping by and I know that you are a sketch book gal yourself as well! '-)

AND last but not least...Jodi you are a STITCH, your posts always make me chuckle too. I think it would be a GREAT idea if everyone did a blog post on it. Can't wait to see yours too!

Have a great weekend ladies!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Chris, your sketchbook is so much more than random scribbles...which is exactly what many of my pages are!! Love that you showed us a page with all the little labels and notes and yet is so finished...you work your sketches like your beautiful pieces. I bet your entire sketchbook looks like this, doesn't it?!! WOW

Have a great weekend big guy!!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

"Escape from he Pumpkin Patch" a FAV for sure!

Thanks for sharing a look behind the scenes!

Like you, I too have many "scribbles" (mine are surely scribbles compared to yours) in my sketch book yet to be released :-} When I started taking my book with me everywhere the pages filled up quickly. Some day maybe I'll let everyone take a little peek at my book.....maybe. LOL!

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Laurie! You are always so sweet in your posts. The rest of my sketch book looks similar to the one page I previewed here.

Thanks as always for the support, it is always appreciated!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Designs By CK said...

Marie ~ Thanks too & you remembered "Escape" from the pumpkin patch postcard I did last year! Yay!

Would love to see your sketches too (along with everyone else that posted here).

Chris (-:

adelesspookyart said...

WWWWhoooo....Hummmm...So here's where it all begins...Love the look inside your Cranial Structure...Very Creative Sketches...Nice of u to Share


Designs By CK said...

Thanks Adele ~ I don't know if you would REALLY want to look in there...ScArY!!! LOL '-P)

Seriously glad you enjoyed the sketch post.

Chris (-: