my work

collage sketchbook pages

you might have seen on my instagram recently that i started a small a6 moleskine collage sketchbook.

personally, i’ve always preferred loose pages over a sketchbook, but wanted to challenge myself a bit this year with various things. i figured something small such as this, with a limited amount of pages might get me back into some sort of routine. seeing these collages all together in a easy to look through format definitely has its charm!

before this i had started other sketchbooks but ultimately gave up as it just felt like too much pressure, but in no time i’ve easily filled up half of this, and can see that i’ll get to the end pretty soon too. i even want to start another, so that can only be a good thing, right? i must say, it’s nice making small quick collages with no real motive – just whatever comes to mind.

what do you think of my collages so far? do you prefer loose pages or a sketchbook? do you use these as a place to develop new work, or just get ideas ‘out’?

gif of sketchbook collages by laura redburn

collage sketchbook pages 5-8 by laura redburn

collage sketchbook pages 9-12 by laura redburn

collage sketchbook pages 13-15 by laura redburn

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  • Reply Asti 15/03/2017 at 13:26

    Ooh I love these, especially the little animated compilation flashing through all your pages at once. ? I love sketchbooks and they’re pretty much the only thing I use to draw right now. It was definitely a learning curve because the perfectionist part of me has always hated when I “ruined” a page and wouldn’t be happy unless I ripped it out. Now I just see those pages as part of the journey. It’s fun to see the good and bad all mixed together because it shows I’m making progress, and really, no one else has to ever see those ones I don’t like if I don’t share it! So yes, all the sketchbook love here!

    • Reply laura redburn 25/03/2017 at 21:44

      i thought that would be something useful if you didn’t scroll all the way through, at least you’d get to see everything so far! yeah sketchbooks definitely seem a bit more imposing, but essentially once you get into (or back into) them i think they’re well worth it!

  • Reply Bee 16/03/2017 at 00:14

    I love these <3 Would love to see what else you come up with.

    I'm using the little notebooks you sent me for my poetry.

    • Reply laura redburn 25/03/2017 at 21:43

      haven’t done any in a while, but hoping to fill up the rest soon! and that’s good to hear ?

  • Reply Emma 18/03/2017 at 17:10


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