Review and Giveaway: Coloring Notebook

I’m sure no one has failed to notice the adult coloring book trend that’s exploded over the last few years. Bookstores are jam-packed with them. Many have gorgeous , elaborate designs, but that’s all there is to them: pages to color. For those of us who are always carrying a notebook or journal anyway, the […]

Davide Bonazzi’s Sketchbooks

Great drawings from Bologna-based illustrator Davide Bonazzi: “I confess I’m not the kind of artist who absolutely needs a sketchbook when he travels. Mostly I just enjoy traveling light, keeping my eyes wide open and taking pics. I used to keep sketchbooks when I was a student, and later I enjoyed doing sketches on my […]

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 […]

Moleskine Monday: Nicoz’s Diary

Nicoz keeps a beautiful illustrated journal, in a page-per-day Moleskine diary. A couple of my favorites: See lots more at nicoz goes west | swimming across the ocean.

Moleskine Monday: “Bleedthrumanade” at Life Imitates Doodles

Sandra has a great review of the Squared Moleskine notebook: Life Imitates Doodles: Bleedthrumanade in Moleskine & Review of the Moleskine Squared Notebook. She shares my concerns about the darkness of the grid lines in recent print runs of these notebooks: And as a bonus, we get to see some of her Zentangle-inspired art! Love […]

Daisy Yellow’s Top Picks for Art Materials

For a nice list of recommended materials for “art journaling, doodling and beyond,” check out this post at the blog Daisy Yellow. Among lots of other fun supplies, these notebooks are mentioned: Moleskine Notebooks ~ I use the sketch lined or unlined Moleskine for doodling, making lists, planning trips, drawing mandalas. Moleskine Watercolor Notebook ~ […]