The Art of keeping a Sketchbook

This will be where we inspire, share and exchange class material for the Painting & Drawing class at the Dwight-Englewood school. We will supplement class material with this blog. Be Ready To Interact!


Your Sketchbook is an essential part of your Painting & Drawing experience.  Check out the following links to amazing sketchbook pages:  Russell Stutler’s Online Sketchbook pages:

Candy Killer Blog who uses both traditional sketching combined with computer modification:

Veronique Groseil is an artist with a blog entitled Groseil & Fruits, the blog is in french but the art, imagery, collages and sketches are universal in meaning and metaphor. She is certainly one of my faves and I encourage you to check her blog out!!!

Sketchbook pages by artist Veronique Grosiel

Sketchbook pages by artist Veronique Grosiel

Another interesting thing to check out is this you tube video in which markers, rulers, and time-lapse are used to create a city scape scene:  

Sketchbook page from Artist Arkady Roytman

Sketchbook page from Artist Arkady Roytman

Arkady Roytman is a wonderful illustrator and watercolorist whose has a phenomenal collection of moleskine sketchbook pages he shares with his viewers!

Another phenomenal set of sketchbook images are at artist Dmitry Samarov ‘s site in which he shows his sketchbook pages. Check it out!

Artist Dmitry Samarov's sketchbook 2007-2008

Artist Dmitry Samarov

What is a Moleskine sketchbook?         and why do artists love them?

( mol-a-skeen’-a)
MOLESKINE is the legendary notebook that has held the inspirations and ideas of everyone from Van Gogh, Picasso and Hemingway to famed author, Bruce Chatwin. Artists, authors, and geniuses of all variety have long appreciated the simplicity and superior functionality of these notebooks.

Originally these books were produced by small French bookbinders who supplied the Parisian stationery shops frequented by the international avant-garde. However, In 1986, the last manufacturer of Moleskine, a family operation in Tours, closed and Moleskines were gone – but not forgotten. As a result of their previous popularity and demand, they did return. In 1998, a small Milanese publisher brought these books back for writers, artists, travelers and all free-thinkers around the globe.


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