My Inventory of Spare Notebooks

As you might imagine, I have a lot of notebooks stashed in various places. I have boxes of them under beds and in cabinets and in drawers. They are at home and at the office. They are pretty much everywhere! Lots of them are old ones that I have used. Lots of them are new […]

Sketchbooks and Studios

An interesting look at assorted artists’ sketchbooks, from a website about studio visits with West Coast artists: “Now, when Nikki and I visit artists in their studios I find myself curious, even prying about what’s tucked away in the pages of their sketchbooks. Visiting someone’s studio is already permission to enter into a private space […]

Mixed Media in a Sketchbook

An impressive fully painted and collaged notebook page by German artist Anja Zaharanski– beautiful! Via Sketchbook Sneak: Anka’s Atmospheric Mixed Media Drawings | Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Illustration.

Some Notebooks on Kickstarter

Here’s a few recent and in some cases still active Kickstarter notebook projects you might want to check out:   Stateside Co. Notebooks Attractive design, but those intricate cut-outs on the cover will be trashed the first time you put the notebook in a bag or pocket. Deadline for funding is August 14, 2014. They’re […]

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 […]

What I’m Using Now (and Recently)

A reader asked for more details about the notebooks in my “What I’m Using Now” photo. I haven’t been updating that photo as often as I should, though for the most part, it’s still accurate most of the time. The red and blue notebooks are HandBook Artist Journals that I have been slowly filling with […]

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. […]