Monday, April 5, 2010

Can you really find that sketch you did last month?

Most illustrators today have a computer.  If they blog, send files to publishers, have an email account, or just want to check the internet news there is often a computer at their disposal.  Great news! 
 Your friendly computer can become an illustration file cabinet.  Before we had this tool many of us kept pages and pages of magazine clippings as references.  Neatly filed of course.  Yet our sketchbooks numbered in the dozens.  Finding any particular sketch was a challenge unless they had been filed in the same way as the magazine clippings.  More often they would have been stacked or stored in some other way.

Here's a handy link to creating a Digital File Cabinetwhere you can always find what you are looking for.


J. E. Morris said...

Good idea Ginger. I thought I was being good by writing big numbers 1,2,3 etc on the fronts of all my black sketchbooks so at least I sort of tell them apart.

theartofpuro said...

Great idea Ginger!Well I have to say that even if I have all my works on the computer I have also lots of paper around the room,maybe I'm of the old school but I don't trust a lot computers:)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Wow! What a great idea! I'll visit it and see how it's done.

Thanks for sharing such pertinent information.