Layouts for your sketchbook. Make your sketches organized and interesting!

Asya Alexandrova, Travel sketcher

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10 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Uniform & diverse layouts

    • 3. Layout types. Spread

    • 4. Layout types. Frames

    • 5. Text and headlines: how to add

    • 6. Layout types. Grid

    • 7. Layout types. Pattern

    • 8. About the class project

    • 9. How i made the task. Drawing process and stories

    • 10. Final

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About This Class

Sketchbook can be a compilation of random notes without any structure. Or, it can look like a real illustrated book about your life, trips, events and impressions. If you ever wanted to create a sketchbook of this second type, this class is definitely for you!

My favourite thing in the world is to visit interesting places and draw them in my sketchbook. When I travel, I want to capture all my impressions and make them visible and clear to other people. This layout techniques allows me to do that! I can't wait to share my experience with you.


In this class I'll teach you how to improve your sketchbooks with easy layout tricks. We will analyze different layout types: spread, frames, grid and pattern, and I'll show you the points and advantages of every type. Also you'll see timelapses of my sketching process and get acquainted with my approach.

In the end of the class together we'll create 5 layout concepts, then transfer them inside of sketchbook and fill with real drawings.



You will learn how to:

  • tell a story with your sketches
  • make your sketches organized and interesting
  • fill your sketchbook faster and more productive
  • fit all the detailes on one page
  • create infinite number of your own layouts
  • create a stylish and various concept for your sketchbook
  • make your sketchbook look like a real illustrated book

Bonus! I'll show you 3 ways to add readable text and headlines to your sketches and not break the composition of your page. 


This class can be interesting for:

  •  illustrators
  • visual artists
  • designers
  • travellers
  • and everyone who likes to draw

Your drawing level doesn't matter for this class. It is suitable for both beginners and professionals.