Anders Nilsen’s Sketchbook Art

This was an exciting find from the LA Times website: Anders Nilsen’s sketchbook art “Anders Nilsen is called a comics artist, but that’s not exactly what he does. Yes, his books are visual, but  Nilsen seems at times to be about the deconstruction of form itself in favor of a purer style of storytelling, gathering […]

Basquiat Notebooks

I was so excited several months ago when I heard there would be a big exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum all about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks. I’d seen some of the images of the notebooks and pages and thought it sounded really cool, but then I read that the notebooks had been carefully disassembled so the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ben Hatke

This week’s addict is Ben Hatke, creator of the ‘Zita the Spacegirl‘ series. In a guest post at GeekDad, he talks about the importance of sketchbooks in his creative process: “I can’t stress enough the importance of sketchbooks in my creative work. I think one of the most important things that anyone with an interest […]

Josh Keyes’ Sketchbooks

A beautiful pile of sketchbooks with beautiful pages within, all belonging to artist Josh Keyes: Read lots more about his sketchbooks and creative process at Inside the Sketchbook of Josh Keyes | Hi-Fructose Magazine.

Camille Bryen’s Notebook

I wasn’t familiar with the artist Camille Bryen, but here’s a nice image of one of his notebooks: From an auction listing a few years ago for a lot of 4 notebooks.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]