John Wooley’s Sketchbook

John Wooley gives us a tour through his HandBook Journal. He used this as a travel journal when he was 10 years old and the artwork is quite amazing for someone of that age!

Pablo Bronstein’s Notebooks

Pablo Bronstein is an Argentine artist who now lives in the UK. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine recently did a feature on his house, which in itself was gorgeous and fascinating, but what appealed to me even more were the tantalizing glimpses of some of his notebooks and sketchbooks in the photos:

A Paleontologist’s Field Notebook

Catching up on some old links I’ve saved, here’s a nice wrap-up of some books featuring the pages of artists’, designers’, and scientists’ notebooks, including the one below from Field Notes on Science & Nature: “A typical notebook page detailing the thoughts and events of a day doing fieldwork at Olorgesailie, Kenya, with a personal […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Luke

This week’s addict won one of my giveaways a while back, and later shared this photo of his sketchbook collection on Twitter: Luke is an “Art maker” and “Fan of pencils and paper” from Australia. You can follow him on Twitter at @moon_peel Thanks for sharing your addiction, Luke!

Edward Hopper Sketchbook Viewer

Very cool– on the Tate Museum’s website, you can flip through one of Edward Hopper’s sketchbooks: I love the way you really get a feel for the sketchbook as an object rather than just disembodied drawings. See more at Edward Hopper: Sketchbook Viewer | Tate.

Tom Forrestall’s Notebooks

From an article profiling the Canadian artist Tom Forrestall: The Notebook We discuss photo possibilities. As Forrestall stands up the notebook is in his hand and suddenly between us. The way he’s holding it’ the pages open up more and I can see black ink mostly. But there’s colour in there too. I ‘d heard […]

Moleskine Monday: Atwork27.org

This is a pretty neat website, with lots of artists’ notebooks you can click on and see in their entirety:   This one is by Fally Sene Sow, an artist living in Dakar, Senegal: See more at www.atwork27.org

Tips for Keeping a Sketchbook

Here’s a post with some great tips and inspiration for keeping a sketchbook, from illustrator Chad Townsend: How to Keep a Sketchbook. From the article: What to carry: Nothing fancy! It doesn’t have to be a high dollar sketchbook. Remember, you’re going to wreck it anyway. What you DO need is something small and portable […]

Helen Ström’s Moleskine

Helen Ström is an artist who was born in Sweden, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Paris. I don’t remember how I discovered  her blog but I love her beautiful sketches: See more at Helen Ström: Moleskine. Her watercolors are wonderful too!

A Kids Book Illustrated Entirely in Ballpoint Pens

Not 100% notebook related, but pretty cool! Lowriders in Space was recently named a best children’s book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. The illustrator, Raul Gonzalez, did all the artwork in Bic pens, and says “The reason I did this is that I wanted the book to have a very accessible book to youngsters out […]