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    Or can you use pens as well? I know paintings and all the messy things have to be done on separate paper but what can you do in a sketchbook?

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    Anything you like, it's your sketchbook!!

    If you're talking about convention, then generally it's pencil. However ink drawings can be done as well but are mostly done on thicker paper, similar to waterpaints.
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    Depends on how thick the sketchbook paper is - if the cartridge paper is thick (probably something you would be given/bought for gcse/alevel+) Then you can paint directly into the sketch book (which often looks better then when you stick stuff in.) Or you can do drawings in other media other then pencil, like charcoal, pastels, ink, coffee, watercolour etc. But all sketchbooks can have pencil, pens, ink, pastels etc directly into them.

    In GCSE and A level I often start of a topic with doing research images and sticking them in with a collage, or stick in Photoshop images you have done. Sketchbooks can be used to do artist research, observational drawings and notes, analysing work you have produced etc. Allot of people also can cut up the pages slightly to make them open in weird ways - but I would encourage you to stick stuff in, annotate and paint backgrounds etc as well as drawing.
    If your stuck for more ideas have a look at some sketchbook examples on youtube which could give you ideas - or at the "student art guide website"
 
 
 
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