I always seem to spend a good deal of time at the store or my office sketching. And not only do I use the same sketchbook for work and for sketching, I do much of my sketching on my phone. This is not a great practice. Not only does it cause you to be more distracted but it is one of the reasons I often fall behind on getting the most out of my sketches.
I have found that the best way to keep my sketchbook clean is to use a sketchbook cover that is made from the same material as the sketchbook itself. That way, I don’t have to worry about making a mess on the inside.
Another great way to keep your sketchbook clean is to use the same cover material as the sketchbook. I have a friend who uses a sketchbook cover made out of canvas. The problem is, she needs a new canvas every time she sketches. For most sketchbooks, it’s a no-brainer. But for a cover like that, you may need to change the canvas a few times.
To keep your art clean I also like to use a sketchbook cover that is made from a natural material like tree bark. I have a friend who uses a sketchbook cover made out of a tree bark. The problem is, she gets a nice clean sketchbook every time and she can’t be arsed to change the cover too often. For most sketchbooks, its a no-brainer. But for a cover like that, you may need to change the canvas a few times.
If you ask me, it is the most beautiful cover I’ve ever seen. I am also pretty sure that if you used a cover made from a tree bark, you would not have to change it that often.