11 Sketchbook Prompts To Fill Those Blank Pages

11 Sketchbook Prompts To Fill Those Blank Pages


Hey there, fellow art enthusiasts! 🎨 Are you ready to fill those blank pages with bursts of colour and imagination? Buckle up because I have got some amazing sketchbook prompts to turn your art sessions into a wild ride of artistic joy! I am a huge fan of creating art on paper and I cant wait to share with you there are so many ways to do it. 

1. Scribblemania: Embrace Your Inner Kid 

Grab your arsenal of pencils, acrylics, markers, and crayons. It's time to let loose and reconnect with your playful side. This is not just for kids. Scribble away, mix those colours and watch the magic happen on your sketchbook pages. Warning: may cause uncontrollable smiles! 


2. Popsicle Sticks: I use these all the time 

Break out the popsicle sticks and dive into the world of controlled chaos. Apply paint with these quirky tools instead of paintbrushes and let the unpredictable marks flow. It's like creating art with a twist of surprise – how we like it! 

3. Non-Dominant Hand Magic 

Are you a control freak? Perfect! Grab a paintbrush and challenge yourself by using your non-dominant hand. The result? They add Beautifully unpredictable brushstrokes that add a touch of whimsy to your sketches. Loosen up and let the creativity flow! 

4. Patterns 

Dive into the world of patterns. Pick a colour and start creating mesmerizing designs – lines, circles, dots, you name it. It's not just relaxing; it's a fantastic way to experiment with mark-making. Your sketchbook will thank you later! 


5. Collage Extravaganza 

Get messy with gel medium or a trusty glue stick. Tear or cut papers and collage them onto your sketchbook without overthinking. Layer, mix, and match – there is no right or wrong here. It is all about the freedom to create without boundaries! 

6. Stampede of Creativity 

Hunt for found materials to stamp acrylic paint onto paper. Use erasers and circular objects or make your stamps with craft store foam. Stamp away and watch your sketches come alive with unique textures and shapes! 

7. Veggie Stamping Adventure 

Have you ever tried stamping with vegetables? Cut them up, dip them in paint, and stamp away! Potatoes, squash, zucchini – the veggie kingdom is your artistic playground. Shapes, colours, and endless possibilities await! 

8. Adding Gold or Silver Details: 

Elevate your sketchbook game by adding gold or silver details, whether paint or acrylic markers; a touch of metallic magic can transform your art into a dazzling masterpiece. Shine on, you artistic superstar! 

9. Acrylic Marker Magic 

Return to your previous sketchbook masterpieces and add that extra oomph with acrylic markers. My top ticks are Posca, Craft Dat, or Sakura Micron – take your pick and let the details shine. No smudging, just pure artistic finesse! 

10. Coffee or Tea Stain Art 

Embrace the accidental beauty of coffee stains. Take a sip, let a few drops fall onto the paper, and then let your imagination turn those stains into something extraordinary. Coffee, art, and a dash of spontaneity – a perfect trio! 

11. Color Palette Exploration 

Limit yourself to a specific colour palette for a page or two. It's a great exercise to experiment with colour harmony and challenge your creativity within a confined spectrum. Who knew a limited palette could be so liberating? 

My Top Tip: instead of a traditional book style sketchbook, I buy paper that tears off easily so I can do a lot of art and lay all my artworks to dry on a table beside me. I don’t want anything to slow me down, such as having to wait for a sketchbook to dry.  

So, grab your sketchbook, unleash your creativity, and let these prompts fuel your artistic fire. Happy sketching, my fellow creators! 🚀✨ 

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