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 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: A Four Year Old!

Jes from Australia writes to say that her 4 year old son is a budding notebook addict! “About 18 months ago he asked for a notebook from my own (extensive collection, who said addiction doesn’t run in families? ). Since then he has filled a few. I love watching him create and record himself in […]

Sketchbook Video by Ezequiel Canovas

I love videos showing drawing in process– you only get about 25 seconds of that at the beginning of this one, but the rest is a flip-through of the amazing results! Via The Presurfer: Sketchbook

Notebook Addict of the Week: Adebanji Alade

This week, we have another sketchbook addict, who is originally from Nigeria and now lives in London. He talks about the importance of the “sketch inspiration” for all kinds of artists. Adebanji himself is a talented artist, and an enthusiastic teacher– his blog is full of art lessons with videos on a variety of topics. […]

Lisa Congdon Notebooks for MoMA

Artist/illustrator Lisa Congdon has a new line of notebooks commissioned by MoMA, featuring her drawings of objects from their design collection:   See more at New Notebooks for MoMA! – Today is going to be awesome..

Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! Tour Notebook

Austin Kleon is at it again with a new book called Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. And in the spirit of showing his work, he’s got some pictures of a notebook he kept during his book tour: See more at Show Your Work! Tour Notebook.

A 15th Century Sketchbook

Interesting– you don’t usually hear the term “sketchbook” applied to things this old. I think back then paper was a more valuable commodity and wasn’t used as much for practicing and doodling, as some of these pages seem to have been. Or else those rough pages just didn’t survive, and were perhaps erased and re-used. […]

Tips from Readers

More from my inbox: A tip from M: “I have issues with the binding cracking/splitting on my Moleskines.  The solution – black duct tape.  Check out the photo.  Works great and doesn’t look too bad.” Peter shares some sketchbook pages and a tip on transfering art to notebook pages: “Just wanted to give you some […]