In order to sketch freely and consistently throughout the busyness of everyday life, I need some specific requirements in a daily sketchbook. These are different from those I use when I am travelling or going out on a dedicated sketching outing.
In this video, I flip through a few sketchbooks that I have used over the years and share a few thoughts about how they felt for me at the time. This is a very personal response, as yours will be to any sketchbook that you use. Note: If you can’t see the embedded video please click image above or link here.
So I would love you to share your sketchbook preferences and give reasons why in the comment section to in order give others an idea how varying our favourites are.
Please note: There are many more sketchbooks that I could have reviewed, but these are the main contenders for me at the moment.
Links mentioned in the video.
Sketchbooks section – make sure you click for more descriptions to read more about the sketchbook decision making process.
Article that explains the tree sketches
Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks. Website
Sketchbooks in video Alpha Softcover 8 x 10, 5.5 x 8.5, 8.5 x 5.5, Alpha Hardcover 9 x 6, Delta Hardcover 5.5 x 8.5, Zeta Wire Bound 6 x 8
Global Art Handbook Travelogue Watercolor book
Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbooks: Watercolor Notebook – Large (approx A5) and Folio Watercolor Album- A4 size.