Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Inspiration in drawing, Richard Schmidt, and Sketchbooks..

  Since The Art of the Hut project was first formed I've been gathering inspiration from various artists and visualizing all the drawings of huts I will be doing this coming summer. Studying paintings and drawings that I admire helps me with things like what works in perspective, composition, and focal points. The great artist Richard Schmidt is one of my main inspirations and I admire all of his work, and at the moment particularly his paintings of buildings. He says so much with each brushstroke and he keeps his focal point clear and the painting unconfusing which is hard when it comes to buildings.

Here are some more sketches of buildings which inspire me found on Google images. 

Here's some sketchbook inspiration from YouTube:

Both watercolour paintings, I might take a few watercolours with me and keep a watercolour sketchbook while we are on the trip.

Speaking of sketchbooks I have ideas of making a few of my own. I love all kinds of sketchbooks, but it is hard to find the perfect one. I may get close to what I want by making my own, using the Coptic binding technique which will allow me to open it up flat. And I also have some inspiration for covers from Pintrest.


  1. SO inspiring!! Thanks for posting:D

    1. You are welcome, thank you for commenting!

    2. Where can I find that journal with the two book straps? Do you know where the photo came from? I'd love to find that journal but I can't seem to find any info as to where the photo or the journal itself originated from. Thanks!

  2. The journal with the two buckles: can you tell me the source of this? Where might I get one?

  3. Never mind about my previous post. I found the book seller :-)

  4. Wonder how one can find some leather bound journal like yours, are you selling one?