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Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys Paperback – August 1, 2011
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SLAM DOWN THE INK in this sketchbook filled with creative tips and fun prompts for art journaling. Doodle with crayons, pens, oil pastels, markers, Wite-Out, ink splats, and more. Add art to your sketchbook with collage, found art, Xeroxes, photographs, and outlining techniques. Doodle Sketchbook provides hours of creative fun!
About the Author
Dawn DeVries Sokol is an avid art journaler and doodler. Her blog (www.dblogala.com) focuses on art journaling, with ideas and discussions on materials, overcoming creative blocks, prompts, and more. Dawn is the author and designer of 1000 Artist Journal Pages, which has sold 16,000 copies since it released in 2008. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.
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Top Customer Reviews
A bit more refined and focused than `Doodle Diary,' `Doodle Sketchbook' is full of grunge, graffiti, and dripping paint. While there are prompts aimed towards boys, such as decorating skateboards & surf boards, the journal contains a ton of fun prompts. I feel like a kid myself when I open to a random page to get my doodle on -- such as drawing droids, collaging the Zombie Apocalypse, tracing my hand, or Scribbling a Cityscape.
What I like most about this sketchbook is how it truly is one you can share with anyone -- I can imagine my nieces and nephews playing alone with me as we draw bugs or doodle on photos of our friends. Created as an art journal for boys, `Doodle Sketchbook' definitely breaks the bounds of its subtitle, engaging all of us to dream a little bigger, reflect a bit, and have, most of all, fun!
Suggestions for decorating the pages with collages, photos, clipart, rubber stamping, and a wide variety of mediums to make the book your own.
Thicker pages allow for attaching other paper and designs right to the book.
Geared for boys to let their imagination run wild. Decorate an ipod drawing, learn urban alphabets, doodle a sci fi world, draw creatures, design with stickers and more. Original in the journaling prompts and designs. Boys are going to love this small book they can throw in their back pack.
Great boredom buster.
Great gift giving idea for any boy ages 8 and up.
I received a copy of this book from Gibbs-Smith in an exchange for an honest review.
I chose it because I figured it was perfect to inspire me to experiment. I've always been afraid and my inner critic always shot me down and I let him or it. I am so looking forward to trying some of the pages in the book. the next thing to over come is, "You can't use those pages! It will ruin them."
Prompts include things like My Colors (your personal color palette), I Like to Eat... (journaling your favorite foods), and Globe Trotting (where in the world you'd like to travel). This book is perfect for the beginning art journaler, but would be a fun exercise for an experienced art journaler too.
Intended for a younger audience (ages 8 and up), some pages might not apply to an adult that uses the book - like Favorite Class Subject or Ode to High Tops. However, adults can either indulge their inner child, or use a particular spread of pages for some other type of art journaling - like collage.
Small, portable, and sturdy, this book is easy to carry around and makes a great gift. Give the Doodle Sketchbook to someone on your gift list along with a glue stick, some pens, and a small pair of scissors, and you've got a sure-fire winner - a gift that will introduce (or re-introduce) the recipient to a fun form of self-expression. A great find!
The book has a graffiti-like feel and the splatters and splashes of brightly colored, painted pages really drew me in. Examples of the journaling prompts include Doodle your Typical Day as a Comic Strip, What I Found this Week, Collaged Alphabet, and Scribble a Cityscape. The book seems to be marketed to children, and to boys specifically. Personally I think that this would appeal to both boys and girls. And, although some prompts are definitely geared toward kids (such as Fave Class Subjects), I believe that adults would also love this book as it appeals to the kid in all of us.
I think this is a great idea for boys (or any child) to let them use their imagination with over 150 page and ideas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought it was great, but my 11 year old son was not super impressed and he loves art. I think it may have had too many instructions? I am not sure, neither is he. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian
Purchased for my 11 year old grandson. It is paperback size and easy to be a take along. It arrived as pictured and described.Published 1 month ago by Diana G. Miller
I thought this sketchbook is usless. Most of the pages have so much printing on them there is no room to sketch.Published 13 months ago by nobody
Smaller than expected, although the dimensions were given. It would be nice if it was spiral bound so the book would stay open when drawing in it. It has great ideas. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lynn R.
I choose her books because I thought that they were how to books to learn how to do the art work to make a sketchbook. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maxine Hughes Boren
My boys really like my Wreck This Journal.... they are 9 and 10. This is a great journal for them. The pages are fun.Published 22 months ago by Melissa