Ripping out sketchbook pages?

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Ripping out sketchbook pages?

    I usually rip out pages from my sketchbook, and then the book gets kinda messed up (pages get harder to turn & pages rip easier). What should i do? I dont want to go buy another sketchbook to waste my money.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,762
    Thanks
    2,682
    Thanked 5,955 Times in 2,397 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    There are these things called erasers that allow you to remove the image without ripping out the page. Try them or don't make mistakes.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Vienna
    Posts
    2,110
    Thanks
    801
    Thanked 910 Times in 455 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    get over it, thats what im trying to tell myself at least. im also having this fear of messing up a bound book, but i think the only way to deal with it, is to accept your fails and overcome that fear.

    newest sketchbook
    oil paintings

    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want." Glen Orbik
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    484
    Thanks
    143
    Thanked 140 Times in 87 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Use an x-acto knife and cut the page out instead of tearing it. You're ruining the binding.

    Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,675 Times in 5,021 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Are you removing the pages because you like them (for show/display), or because you don't like them (to throw them out)? The first is fine, the second is silly.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Elwell For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    477
    Thanked 497 Times in 270 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Alice Herring For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    280
    Thanked 98 Times in 83 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    As elwell said.

    I think of it like this;
    your sketchbook is your journal, and you should be proud of your progress. You dont need to show off your work, if you don't want to, and it's a good idea to leave even your worst work, so that you can look back upon it years later and see how you've grown.
    Unless you are ripping pages out to show it off, or mount it somewhere, leave it in your book.
    there are really few reason to rip out a page of a sketchbook.

    Fudge this AWESOME place!!!

    My SKETCHBOOK: please critique! i can take it!

    To limit one's maximum knowledge is to maximize one's limits.

    Sanity is wasted on the boring.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    5,234
    Thanks
    3,512
    Thanked 4,905 Times in 2,546 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTLe View Post
    What should i do? I dont want to go buy another sketchbook to waste my money.
    That statement indicates the purchase of another sketchbook would indeed be a waste of money. Try guitar.

    What would Caravaggio do?
    _________________________

    Portfolio
    Plein Air
    Digital
    Still Life
    Sight Measuring
    Fundamentals
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to JeffX99 For This Useful Post:


  13. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Birth Place of the World, NYC
    Posts
    2,830
    Thanks
    2,635
    Thanked 1,044 Times in 681 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Jeff, the music world will hate you for this.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
    -John Huston, Director
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to OmenSpirits For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York, USA
    Posts
    2,337
    Thanks
    1,074
    Thanked 2,199 Times in 1,055 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Use spiral-bound sketchbooks? Or a loose-leaf binder? Or sketchbooks with perforated pages? (Strathmore makes some sketchbooks with perforated pages, and there are probably other brands that do as well...)

    Or, you know, just leave the sketches in the book? Unless you need to take them out to scan them or hang them on the wall or something, there's no point in ripping them out...

    And how is buying new sketchbooks ever a "waste", I mean, it's a sketchbook. You can ALWAYS use more sketchbooks. The more sketchbooks the better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to QueenGwenevere For This Useful Post:


  17. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 462 Times in 327 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Learn to live with your good days and with your bad days. A sketchbook is like life: you can try to rip out a page, but you can only rip off yourself...

    Grinnikend door het leven...
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    546
    Thanks
    620
    Thanked 260 Times in 150 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    My sketchbooks are full of brainfarts and random scribbles, but it's not holy or anything. It's there for my problem-solving process, not for beautiful artwork. I think on the paper and I, better than anyone, know how warbled my mind can be at times - it's easy to see where the messy sketchbook comes from. Get over it and knock yourself out!



    Check these out too:
    Rotor - GoGoJoJo

    "Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper."

    "I mean, What is a chair? It's an anti-gravity device." Glen Keane

    "The difficult part is continuously realizing when you've stopped enjoying the process, and re-aligning yourself. It's kind of like meditation/being an art ninja..." ceddo
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,341
    Thanks
    283
    Thanked 1,342 Times in 473 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I totally get what the OP is saying. I remember being like 15 yrs old and seeing sketchbooks of my favorite artists at conventions and being COMPLETELY blown away by them. Every drawing was great! But that is, of course, because those artists have tons of experience. But at that time, I didn't know that and I'd spend my time trying to create some kind of "portfolio sketchbook" where it was all of my best stuff. But of course at that age I wasn't good enough, so it meant I ripped out pages.

    Seems so dumb now...but I get it!

    So yeah, OP...just don't do that. You need to let it go that your sketchbook is some sort of thing you show people to impress them and realize that it's meant to be WHAT YOU ACTUALLY LEARN WITH. All drawings, good and bad, serve the higher purpose of getting better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,259 Times in 2,074 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    If you rip them out, learn to fold origami so it's not a total waste

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sacramento ca,
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 32 Times in 24 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    you can all ways use the torn pages for toilet paper sins you think the drawings or shit any way lol

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    2,597
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked 1,494 Times in 744 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Oh, I do that. I *love* my sketchbooks, right up until the time I draw a real clunker in one. Then I obsess about it. I am what you might call an uneven performer.

    I work on loose paper a lot.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #17
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,487
    Thanks
    3,613
    Thanked 5,557 Times in 3,742 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    If you rip them out, learn to fold origami so it's not a total waste

    I can do a neat frog that jumps when you stroke its back.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to Black Spot For This Useful Post:


  25. #18
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    3,180
    Thanks
    752
    Thanked 2,357 Times in 1,211 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    If you want to have a book of nice drawings, buy pads of paper and stick the finished drawings in a bound portfolio. The average sketchbook just doesn't have super-awesome paper in it so it makes no sense to treat it like some sort of amazing thing. The good paper comes loose or in pads.

    If you're ripping out pages for some other reason, do like QueenGwenevere said and buy spiral-bound sketchbooks.

    *** Sketchbook * Landscapes * Portfolio * Store***

    "There are two kinds of students: the self-taught and the hopeless."
    - Dr. Piotr Rudnicki
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Do what I do,
    Take the sketchbook place it in a metal bin, surround the bin with salt add lighter fluid, light it and watch it burn, say a small prayer and watch the evil spirits suffer.

    I buy copy paper for sketches, anything good I keep and If I want it polished I redraw it on better or larger type of paper depending on what I'm doing or what medium I want the polished stuff to be on , or just scan and go digital.

    I think you can also buy sketchbooks that every page has near the margin a tear-able line so the page tears out clean. But after awhile the pages can fall out If you use it a lot.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 2

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook