Your Art Journal

Wonderful resource for an Artist!

What is an Art Journal?

A journal is a way of keeping track of thoughts, ideas, experiences, feelings, impressions, observations, descriptions, plans, etc. It's am artistic personal account of things of importance to you.
Just as you may have had a journal to keep a written record of your personal thoughts, artists often keep art journals. Many famous artists are known for their journals - the sketchbooks of Leonardo da Vinci are probably the best known example.

art journal: a journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches, and occasionally including multimedia elements such as collages. Such books will frequently contain rough workings, in cartoon form, of ideas later to appear in finished works, as well as acting as a normal diary, by allowing the artist to record their day-to-day activities and emotions.

The purpose of the art journal is to help you develop and collect thumbnail or rough sketches of your own ideas and designs. It also allows you to begin a study and collection of other people's designs that you find interesting and inspiring.