Insights: shape your portfolio
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Featured tips: how to make a great sketchbook
Themes/Identity: What’s in your sketchbook?
Stuck on what to fill your sketchbook with? Oliver has some ideas to get you thinking.
Oliver and Hamish’s step-by-step guide to making your own sketchbook is an unashamed tribute to ’90’s Art Attack legend, Neil Buchanan!
Insights introduces: Ishmael
In this episode of Insights introduces, we caught up with fine art student Ishmael to find out more about how he approaches his work.
Techniques: Photograph sketchbooks and 2D work
So, you’ve got your mini studio set up thanks to Alex’s first video. Now let's start by looking at how you can photograph your flat 2-dimensional work.