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visual diary

sketchbook assignment

by JuliannaKunstler.com

Create a personal visual diary.

Record each day as a whole, or the most important aspect of that day, or the most memorable part or anything felt was important.

All days should be executed in the same style, color scheme, and art medium.



1. Reflect on your day:

  • What did you do today?
  • How did you feel today?
  • Whom did you meet today?
  • What happened in the world, country, town, school today?
  • What was the weather line? Did it affect your day?
  • How was your family today?
  • Were you busy or lazy?
  • Did you go shopping? What did you buy?
  • Did your dog eat your homework today?

2. Pick one event that you think can describe your day.

Use one to three words for the description.

3. In your template:

Record that event and illustrate it (sketch). Make sure to include the date.

4. As you record your days, decide on the media you want to use, color scheme, and style.

5. Finalizing the diary:

Cut 30 (or 31) 2"x2.75" pieces of illustration board - one for each day.

6. Incorporate text into design (date and caption).


visual diary grid

7. Arrange all 30(31) completed drawings on a 20"x15" illustration board.

Use margins:

left: 4.25"

right: 1"

top & bottom: 0.375"

space between boards: 0.125"