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    I've been given a summer project on the themes "human life" and "structures"

    I have 2 sketchbooks to work on, (one of each) I was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to make my sketchbooks more interesting? What can i include? Regarding layouts and ideas on content?

    It's for A'levels (: x

    layouts- have subthemes flowing between pages for each theme, be it colour/texture/compostition. Try and add texture to the sketchbook like fabric materials? bits of metal...honestly i might sound tacky but when done right it could really work well
    -dont just use pencil sketches, use as many media as you can- also whats really good is a full sketchbook. so dont be to carefull, overlap, cross out/annotate/stick over/redraw...
    -try to link both themes together?

    ideas: human life: think about aging, children, elderly, family, portraits, transition from child to adult, birth & death.
    -em, the way we go about our life-hectic lifestyles, time
    -the things we rely on-machines/money/news/information

    structures: well anything really! anything weird or odd, bridges/modern public art
    -natural structures, mountains, rivers etc...

    NB: i dont know what type of art A level is so im just giving some suggestions for all levels, u might already know this but i hoped it helped

    Variety. A wide variety will help you explore your themes fully.

    Use lots of different techniques and resources to get your ideas to come out.

    Here's a few to test:

    * Cover every cm of your page
    * Use words not pictures
    * Collages
    * Colour vs. black & white
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