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NHyde
04-27-2010, 01:03 PM
I thought maybe compiling a list of art journal sites & blogs that make one's heart sing might be a good idea. I know I'd be interested in being introduced to new gluebookers, art journalers, sketchers, etc.

Here's a couple I really enjoy:

Waterhalo (http://waterhalo.blogspot.com/)

Woolgathering (http://www.elizabethperry.com/woolgathering/)

Anybody else want to share some great sites?

DrDebby
04-27-2010, 01:08 PM
I really enjoy this one...

http://www.rozwoundup.typepad.com/

She has a lot to say about journal making and filling.

Also can't forget this one...

http://makingamark.blogspot.com/

NHyde
04-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Flickr Moleskine Pool (http://www.flickr.com/groups/moleskinerie/pool/)

JamieWG
04-27-2010, 05:46 PM
Thanks, Nicole, for starting this thread.

This YouTube video flips through an entire sketchbook journal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2uWyT2tlyk

YouTube video of some interesting techniques with collage, gesso, watercolor crayons, markers : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QCt-9Aq92Y&feature=channel

bluemanjacob
04-28-2010, 04:36 PM
Hi, everyone. I found this journal on Flickr. I don't know anything about her, but I am very impressed with this one. I have looked at it a bunch.
When it comes up you can click on slideshow and watch for a bit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladyorlando/sets/72157606445600620/
There is some adult content, (not much), on this one. So I let you know.

Katherine T
05-01-2010, 10:01 AM
I really enjoy this one...

http://www.rozwoundup.typepad.com/

She has a lot to say about journal making and filling.

Also can't forget this one...

http://makingamark.blogspot.com/Many thanks Debby - I'm blushing! I highlight good sketchbook blogs on Making A Mark virtually every Sunday.

I totally endorse you highlighting Roz's journal - she has lots of really great recommendations for people making their own art journals. I'm always quoiting her on my blog.

My Sketchbook Journal - which includes sequences related to my travels in different parts of the world - is Travels with a Sketchbook in...... (http://travelsketch.blogspot.com) You can see the trip links in the side column. In it I also list a number of what i regard as good sketchbook blogs in the blogroll.

Some blogs worth taking a look at which I'd like to highlight here are:

Urban Sketchers (http://www.urbansketchers.com/) - which is a group blog with correspondents all over the world all sketching their urban environment. i'm one of those correspondents. This one is great for seeing many, many different styles of sketching. So if you've not sketched much before why not take a look at this one. It's also a great example of how you can create a theme for a sketch journal and involve a groupo of people.

Liz and Borromini (http://www.lizsteel.com/) are Australian and produce great travel sketches. Check out the one of Liz's recent trip to Europe in Liz Steel - Summary of 5 week trip to the UK and France Autumn 2009 (http://www.lizsteel.com/2010/02/summary-of-my-trip-to-europe-septoct.html)
Julie Oakley - One Mile From Home (http://onemilefromhome.blogspot.com/) is a great example of a sketchbook project - a sketch a day for a year done while taking exercise which took Julie one mile from home
Laura Frankstone also produces great Travel sketches (http://laurelines.typepad.com/photos/travel_sketches/index.html)in Laurelines (http://laurelines.typepad.com)

jmb57
05-03-2010, 02:09 AM
Hi, I would have to add the work of Russel Stutler
http://www.stutler
and there is also Russel's book about sketcfhing which is great. http://www.stutler.cc/other/sketchbook/sketchbook_c_01.html
I love his style, and he is so generous with tips, etc

janine

AZ Traveler
05-03-2010, 03:50 PM
http://vimeo.com/tag:sketchbook

http://limeshot.com/2009/50-examples-of-moleskin-art-that-will-make-you-gasp

alfreda
05-04-2010, 08:54 PM
I like going to this site (http://www.gis.net/~scatt/sketchbook/links2.html#A)because it has examples and links in alphabetical order of famous and not so famous artists sketchbooks.

sparkling
05-13-2010, 06:20 AM
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Danny Gregory and the Everyday Matters group on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/edm/) and yahoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/everydaymatters/) here.
I've always found them to be a neverending source of inspiration.

JudiPatooti
05-21-2010, 04:49 PM
Wow! This thread certainly is a wealth of great and fun information. Thanks all!!!

tgreaper
05-21-2010, 10:20 PM
I like going to this site (http://www.gis.net/~scatt/sketchbook/links2.html#A)because it has examples and links in alphabetical order of famous and not so famous artists sketchbooks.
Thanks for the information! I think I might start keeping an art journal!
Thom

JamieWG
06-06-2010, 11:59 AM
How to make your own bound journal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joi3_WsUxE0&feature=related

ann_aurora
06-08-2010, 11:03 PM
I've been lazily pondering starting an art or sketching journal. These great suggestions have really got me thinking more seriously about it. Thanks to everyone for posting!

Michelle612
06-18-2010, 05:25 PM
I follow art journals largely on the blog site tumblr.

I also keep my own on tumblr which you can find here: http://mmmichelle12.tumblr.com/

These are some of my favorites:
http://mcthrill.tumblr.com/
http://sweetener.tumblr.com/
http://donji.tumblr.com/
http://fullofluff.tumblr.com/

Studio-1-F
06-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Please forgive any dupes!

Example sketchbooks:
* Susan Abbott Journals (http://www.susanabbott.com/1/2/index.html): Click on any of the place names to browse her travel sketchbooks.
* Simo Capecchi's collection of travel sketches is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99528982@N00/sets/72157600072981093/). (Her blog is here (http://inviaggiocoltaccuino.blogspot.com/).)
* Travels with a Sketchbook (http://travelsketch.blogspot.com/): The website is very nicely done.
* Smithsonian Archives of American Art/Visual Thinking, Curator’s Choice: Sketchbooks online (http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/searchimages/images.cfm/filter_type/SpecificDocumentType/filter_key/50)
* Michael Kluckner Travel Art (http://www.michaelkluckner.com/travel.html)
* Susan Cornelius' Travel Sketchbook entries (http://susancornelis.wordpress.com/category/travel-sketchbooks/), on her blog.
* Susan Iannucci's The Watercolor Traveler (http://www.watercolortraveler.com/WT/Blog/Blog.html).
* Illustrated Watercolor Journaling (http://www.flickr.com/groups/watercolorjournaling/).
* Enrique Flores' Traveling With a Watercolour Box (http://www.4ojos.com/sketchbooks.html). Click on any of the sketchbooks at the bottom of the page.
* Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen's (Boise, Idaho) daily sketchbooks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92439741@N00/sets/72157594458398119/).
* Travel Sketches (http://africantapestry.wordpress.com/travel-sketches-south-africa/) by Ronell van Wyk
* "Pencil Sketches" (http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/search/label/Pencil%20Sketching) on GurneyJourney from James Gurney
* Land Sketch (http://nathanfowkes-sketch.blogspot.com/) from Nathan Fowkes -- I LOVE this guy.
* Artists' Sketchbooks Online (http://www.gis.net/~scatt/sketchbook/links2.html) -- hundreds of links! WOW!
* YouTube playlist of travel sketchbooks (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&p=7262E1895FA61B39) compiled by Katherine Tyrrell

General Info websites:
* "Get That Sketchbook Out and Use It!" (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/64088/762/index.php), by Diahn Ott
* Russ Stutler's "Book" about Sketching (http://www.stutler.cc/other/sketchbook/sketchbook_c_01.html) is excellent!
* Flickr's Weekly Challenge Master List (http://www.flickr.com/groups/59586185@N00/discuss/108608/): Subjects for daily practice.
* Drawing and Sketching - Squidoo's Resources for Artists (http://www.squidoo.com/makingamark): Miscellaneous info and links.
* Doodles (http://website.lineone.net/~peter.saw/tips.html): Very simple but useful lessons.
* Painting On Location (http://www.johnlovett.com/location.htm), from John Lovett (watercolor sketching)
* MacEvoy's (the Watercolor Guru) Painting Outdoors (http://handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech32.html) and Plein Air Paint Kit (http://handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech33.html)
* Excellent material from Katherine Tyrell:
- 10 Tips for How to Sketch People (http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2008/04/10-tips-for-how-to-sketch-people.html)
- Making the Most of a Painting Holiday (this is a PDF) (http://0301.netclime.net/1_5/34a/263/22b/Making%20A%20Mark%20-%20making%20the%20most%20of%20a%20painting%20holiday.pdf)
- Sketching for Real: A Class with Assignments (http://www.pastelsandpencils.com/sketching-for-real.html)
- Learn How to Sketch (http://www.makingamark.co.uk/how-to-sketch.html#adviceonsketching)

Hope all this helps! :heart:

Jan

Studio-1-F
06-27-2010, 04:26 PM
One more thing: I'd like to second Katherine's recommendation of the Urban Sketchers site. This is a TREASURE TROVE of inspiration! Go to this page, the Membership Page. It's organized by country. (http://www.urbansketchers.com/p/membership.html) (Which is delightfully handy if you're planning a vacation!) Each member's blog is linked from his or her name. Outstanding stuff. :thumbsup:

And I (naturally!) forgot to mention my own page: Travel Sketchbooking (http://jan777.blogspot.com/2007/06/travel-sketchbooking-22-may-2007.html). I've left the old pic from 2007 there, but I try to update the text or the lists when I find something new and cool.

Jan

crazyboutart
08-25-2010, 10:26 AM
Hi,
I couldn't help but join in to just let u guys know that there's this guy called mathew on youtube who teaches at the NY animation school I think and he usually takes videos of sketchbooks maintained by his students...most of the sketchbooks are animation based but are an inspiration to people like me. I've provided a link that takes you to his youtube link. He also posts a lot of free tutorials on youtube. Hope you all enjoy looking at some of his students works.. I surely can't seem to get tired to watching the same videos again and again.. :D Just click on the link and do a search for 'sketchbook' if you wanna see only the sketchbook videos.

Btw. His tutorials are awesome too...Learnt quite a lot from them..

http://www.youtube.com/user/matthew39arch

Enjoiii...

Sizun
09-11-2010, 06:53 AM
Some of my favorite journals/sites have already been listed. Here are two more I'm a follower of :

Life Sketcher (http://jeanmariedrouet.blogspot.com/)
Nina Johansson (http://www.ninajohansson.se/)

Sizun
09-11-2010, 10:39 AM
I would like to add Guillaume Bonamy's beautiful work :
http://www.gbonamy.blogspot.com/

RainySea
11-18-2010, 11:07 AM
This video is about a really cool book I just got from library. . . its all about sketchbooks of various aritst and illustrators

http://vimeo.com/5259158

CandAlArt
11-26-2010, 12:27 AM
Rainy, Yes, Danny Gregory & his books are awesome! I think I recommended him on one of the forums hereabouts. Thanks for the link , it was fun to watch.

poochemio
11-29-2010, 01:55 PM
Jan thank you for your list. I spent several happy hours going through Ross Stutlers site. Of course I've been hooked on Katherine T's websites and squidoo pages for over a year. Thanks for all the effort you put into those Katherine.
Today I'll check out Jan's travel sketchbook!
No sites to add as this is where I have found most of the cool stuff, or someone has mentioned it already.
Margo

bluemanjacob
11-29-2010, 03:35 PM
Rainy and all. :wave:
I found that book in the library, also. I was definitely impressed. I think I renewed it so I had it checked out the maximum time.
So, I would add to the long list of recommendations of Danny Greggory's book, "An Illustrated Life"!

Katherine T
12-06-2010, 07:01 AM
Jan thank you for your list. I spent several happy hours going through Ross Stutlers site. Of course I've been hooked on Katherine T's websites and squidoo pages for over a year. Thanks for all the effort you put into those Katherine.
Today I'll check out Jan's travel sketchbook!
No sites to add as this is where I have found most of the cool stuff, or someone has mentioned it already.
MargoThanks Margo! Did a count recently - I've now got well over a 100 sites dedicated to very specific aspects of art or artists on Squidoo. Where did they all come from?! I daren't tell you how long the "works in progress" list is! ;) :)

zebby
12-22-2010, 08:13 PM
I visit most of those sites listed on the first page regularly, i love them all...and some news ones seen on page 2, will check them all out later, thanks.
Roz...love her stuff..but all the others to.

Studio-1-F
01-08-2011, 11:21 AM
There is a new book coming by Cathy Johnson entitled: Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures. (http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Journal-Workshop-Creating-Pictures/dp/1440308683)

And here is the companion (brand new!) blog: Artists Journal Workshop (http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/)

It could grow to be a good one!

Jan

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2011/12504-616hA42J1mL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

bgreenaker
04-01-2011, 12:20 AM
Another good site to go to is:
www.biffybeans.com

Betsy:wave:

the drover's dog
04-21-2011, 01:59 AM
What an inspiring thread this is. Thanks everyone for the links.

I just found this series of videos about using mixed media in your journals. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/journalartista Some great ideas for creative backgrounds. The videos are quite long and sometimes a bit slow, but you can jump them along - You've heard about watching paint dry? Well, you do actually have to watch paint dry, assisted by a heat gun!! I fast forwarded at these points. As a super conservative, not prone to experimenting, I found the site really stimulating. Can't wait to try a few things in my journal. Makes me wish I'd bought a bigger size journal. I'll have to buy another for playing around with mixed media.:D

Enjoy,

Dale

catjoe
10-05-2011, 04:02 PM
Wow! This is my first day browsing here...I love these links. Thanks so much. I had to bookmark this thread to come back to over the next few days. I want to check out each link.

Studio-1-F
10-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Here is a new one! Beloved Jackie Simmonds now has a blog: Jackie Simmonds Artyfacts (http://jackiesimmondsartyfacts.blogspot.com/) - "painting - my own work and the works of others; teaching in pastels, oils, watercolours, mixed media, sketching, composition and design, colour, the magic of light, form, tone, the illusion of depth, creating mood, techniques and methods, musings on art, paintings for sale"

Looks to be worth bookmarking!

Jan

Studio-1-F
10-07-2011, 02:12 PM
And another one! Not new but new to me: One Drawing a Day (http://onedrawingaday.com/), from a group of eight illustrators that call themselves Studio 1482.

Jan

RainySea
10-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Here is a new one! Beloved Jackie Simmonds now has a blog: Jackie Simmonds Artyfacts (http://jackiesimmondsartyfacts.blogspot.com/) - "painting - my own work and the works of others; teaching in pastels, oils, watercolours, mixed media, sketching, composition and design, colour, the magic of light, form, tone, the illusion of depth, creating mood, techniques and methods, musings on art, paintings for sale"

Looks to be worth bookmarking!

Jan
Great site, Jan! Definitely one I will bookmark.
I love the work she did using the Dr. Phils Radiant watercolor bottles but they are fugitive when exposed to direct sunlight. So I guess while they would be neat to use in a journal, I wonder if maybe not so good if one wanted to frame the art later as Jackie indicated she did with some?

jackiesimmonds
10-08-2011, 09:58 AM
thanks for mentioning my blog! And incidentally.......I did frame and sell some of those images done with the Radiant Watercolours, and nobody has complained that they have faded...they were done quite a few years ago.

So perhaps not as fugitive as one might imagine.

Jackie

ps I do like being "beloved"..............arent you folks lovely!

poochemio
10-17-2011, 11:12 PM
I came over here to post about Jackie's new blog, see you guys beat me to it. I enjoyed my visit Jackie, and hit the subscribe button.

Studio-1-F
12-12-2011, 12:32 PM
A subset of Cathy Johnson's blog is this part ---> Art Tips (http://cathyjohnson.info/tips.html). You can also sign up for free email updates.

That Cathy Johnson is either one mutha bloogin' machine. :D Or has a full paid staff doing it for her. So much good stuff.

Jan

RainySea
12-12-2011, 02:40 PM
Another one I will have to bookmark at home! And how cool that the top TIP is pen and wash :)

Helen
04-25-2013, 09:32 AM
I just bought a video on travel journaling by Jacquiline Newbold. Here's a link to her travel journal site (http://www.newboldart.com/Travels.htm)

pezk
04-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Thx for all these great websites. A lot of inspiration.
Pat