sketchbook

Sketch Inspiration: Working with White Pens

Looking for a technique to liven up your art journal? Check out these inspiring shots from Alisa Burke’s post on working with white pens!

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How-To: Keep a Pen with Your Sketchbook

Have you ever pulled out your sketchbook, only to spend several frustrating minutes digging around your pockets and bag for a pen?

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Meagan’s Panama sketchbook

Meagan was recently on an extended stay in Panama. Before leaving she made a small sketchbook which she then filled with a visual travelogue. On returning, she scanned the pages of the sketchbook and posted them for all to see. The book tells a great story of rural life far off the grid and the people she lived with. Some of the pages are cut to the contour of the images, which then show layering of the three dimensional spaces in the picture.

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Yelena Bryksenkova: Sketchbook

St. Petersburg-born, Midwest-raised Yelena Bryksenkova creates storybook-style illustrations full of a certain folklore nostalgia. Her sketchbooks reveal a lush inner landscape brimming with musings, portraits, meals, notable fashion, historic figures, and the view out the window. They remind me of Maira Kalman‘s illustrations, both in aesthetic and theme, as they remodel everyday subjects into curious […]

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