The Mixed Media Sketchbooks of Gosia Herba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gosia Herba mixes gouache, collage, pencils, crayons, and watercolour to create beautiful compositions in her sketchbook. She illustrates people, animals, and objects in an abstract way that gives them a round, puffy presence. The general feeling of her sketchbook is happy and playful, but also mysterious because in a handful of the paintings you can see the characters […]

Drawn the road again

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the past few years, Washington based artist and illustrator Chandler O’Leary has been documenting all her extensive travels around the US, in multiple sketchbooks.   Through her intricate watercolour spreads, she takes you on the journey with her, jotting down diagrams and other notes to explain her imagery and experience further. I could go on and […]

Sketch books

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s something quite magical about a sketch; it’s the start of something, which promises things to come. Sketches are free, fluid and expressive. They’re unconstrained and have a spontaneity about them that makes them more honest, interesting, than their perfectly finished final versions. There are spans of wonderful sketchbook scans out there, as many as there are […]

Hokusai Manga

Reading Time: < 1 minute Katsushika Hokusai is one of the most famous Japanese artists from the Edo Period, who had a great influence on Western art. Hokusai Manga is a book that combines all 15 of Hokusai’s notebooks into a 970-page anthology that contains more than 3,900 of his individual drawings, paintings and woodblock prints. We would love to […]