Finishing a Couple of Sketchbooks

I’ve had a few sketchbooks in various stages of completion for a couple of years, and I just put two of them to bed. One was a Moleskine sketchbook that I used almost entirely for lunchtime sketches while sitting in parks in NYC– mostly quick pencil sketches, with watercolors added to a few later. After […]

Pat Perry’s Sketchbook

A great find via Doodlers Anonymous. I love the color and the fine lines, not to mention the enigmatic subject matter. See more at Blog: Inside the Sketchbook of Pat Perry – Doodlers Anonymous.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Wendy MacNaughton

I was already familiar with Wendy MacNaughton’s work from her books, so I was happy to see her featured on the wonderful website In The Make, which offers fascinating behind the scenes tours of the studios of West Coast artists. Based on the photo below, I thought Wendy definitely qualified as a sketchbook addict!   […]

Review and Giveaway: Rendr Sketchbooks

Rendr Sketchbooks are a new product from Crescent Artists. Their main claim to fame is that the pages are 100% bleed-proof. Now that is a pretty audacious claim. The only sketchbook I’ve ever found to be almost completely show-through-proof and bleed-proof was the Stillman and Birn 270 GSM Zeta series, which has a very thick […]

Orlando Ribeiro’s Field Notebooks

Gorgeous old notebooks! These belonged to a Portuguese historian and geographer named Orlando Ribeiro.   Read and see more at  Famous Sketchbooks: Orlando Ribeiro’s Field Notebooks | Endpaper: The Paperblanks Blog.

Sketchbooks and Studios

An interesting look at assorted artists’ sketchbooks, from a website about studio visits with West Coast artists: “Now, when Nikki and I visit artists in their studios I find myself curious, even prying about what’s tucked away in the pages of their sketchbooks. Visiting someone’s studio is already permission to enter into a private space […]

Mixed Media in a Sketchbook

An impressive fully painted and collaged notebook page by German artist Anja Zaharanski– beautiful! Via Sketchbook Sneak: Anka’s Atmospheric Mixed Media Drawings | Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Illustration.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Dave Chow

Another sketchbook addict! This is quite a box-full! “This is what four years of sketchbooks look like. It’s 25 lbs. (or just a touch over 11 kilograms for those of you on the metric scale). They’re all 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Handbook Journal Company Travelogue Series sketchbooks. In this box, there is 55 individual […]

From Our Readers

Mike Sheehan shares his excellent sketches documenting the Murrieta immigration protests: David is excited that the “Trapper Keeper lives!”. Renee shares the story of a teacher who is looking for donations of journals for her students. She successfully collected 100 journals for the 2013-2014 school year, and now she needs to do it again! Please […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Steve Prescott

This week, we have another sketchbook addict, fantasy artist Steve Prescott. Steve says “These are my SKETCHBOOK sketchbooks. That is to say, I have eight other sketchbooks, larger ones of the same black, hardcover variety but I use them mainly as places for fully realized line drawings that get scanned and go on to become […]