By Lee Sankey, amazing futuristic sketches in a notebook,. Via the folks at Doodlers Anonymous, who rightly refer to these as “freaking bad-ass!” See more at Blog: The Future is Drawn – Doodlers Anonymous.
The Moleskine mythology of having been the notebook used by Picasso, Hemingway, and Chatwin is, of course, not true, as the Moleskine brand didn’t exist until the late 1990s. But since the Moleskines we know today were modeled after similar notebooks used by these and many other artists and writers in the early 20th century, [...]
A cool gallery of some great sketchbook pages, from the book Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives. This one is by Lauren Simkin Berke: And this one’s by Andrea Dezsö: See more at A Look Inside The Sketchbooks Of 10 Terrific Creatives | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.
This is my latest favorite website. If you click through, beware! You could easily lose hours and days browsing all the links here: Famous artists, not-famous artists, just tons of links to sketchbooks! What a great resource. See much, much more at LINKS to ARTISTS’ SKETCHBOOKS ONLINE.
Some cool usage of an engineer’s field book by artist Kim Zoph: Kim’s comments on using it: “The journal has a hard, bright yellow cover, which seems like it would withstand variations in the weather quite well. Indeed, it’s advertised as weatherproof and highly durable. The book has 80 pages, with paper of 50% cotton [...]
This week’s addict is addicted to making his own sketchbooks, and lots of them: On his blog, Marc says “I’ve been making my own sketchbooks for at least six years now. I’ve filled up dozens and dozens of them. Most are made from lettersized paper, cut in three, then folded over. This is the ideal [...]
What’s your preferred sketchbook size? I do often draw in 3.5 x 5.5″ sketchbooks, but I often worry that it’s constraining. It’s harder to be “loose” sometimes when you’re working in a small bound book– but maybe that’s just my issue! Gabi Campanario of Urban Sketchers is working in an even smaller sketchbook and it’s [...]
A Moleskine book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, which opened on February 2, 1913. The book features winners of a drawing competition sponsored by the Architectural League and the New York Transit Museum, including these: Nicholas Venezia Christine Zavesky See more at The Architectural League of New York | [...]
I came across a blog post by Daryl Balcombe, who expresses that common wish for a sketchbook to be full of beautiful, finished work on every page, but acknowledges that it’s ok if it isn’t: at the end of the day a sketchbook is the right place for me to scrawl and vent my frustrations [...]
This week’s addict is something of a celebrity: I’m sure you’ve seen the amazing artwork of Mattias Adolfsson– he does incredibly detailed whimsical drawings in Moleskines in a very recognizable style. He’s been featured frequently on various blogs and in books about illustration, sketchbooks and Moleskines. But what I’ve never seen before is his actual [...]