I have really been enjoying ballpoint pen sketches recently. For Christmas, I was gifted a great sketchbook with really durable paper. Although the book will absorb alcohol markers, I am sticking with colored pencils so that I don't test the limits of the paper. I set an intention to use this book as my travel journal. I use photos from my Camera Roll and create freehand sketches with pen to see what happens. It is a no-pressure situation and I love it. If I like it, I'll later translate it into a painting or a digital sketch. If I don't like it, I'll just try again or add something to it as a collage.
I can't decide if I want to personalize the cover of the book or not? What do you guys think? Have you ever seen a really cool sketchbook cover? I do have a few stickers that I think would look great on the cover.