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Artists Sketchbook

July 25, 2016

So if you’re a little nosy, like me, you’ll love looking through another artists sketchbook. Which is why I created a video all about my sketchbook. I have a few, but this one is my watercolour sketchbook where I jot down all my thought’s I want to express in watercolour. My sketchbook is where I turn to try new things, experiment, or just to enjoy painting without pressure. It’s a great way to practise your art skills without using up canvasses or paper.

I never used to be an active sketchbook-user, until one day I watched an artists sketchbook video myself. It inspired me to get started and I ordered this sketchbook instantly. I love the idea of this plain, black pad sitting on the desk, and then you open it and it’s a world of colour and imagination. There’s something very special about sketchbooks being closed to the world. Well I (almost forced) myself to be brave and open it to the world. Not because I have a strong desire to show anybody. Only because I hope that it will inspire somebody else, like it inspired me.

Art Materials Used

The sketchbook I used was a Moleskine Watercolour Artists Sketchbook which I bought here:
The watercolours I use are Mission Gold Mijello Watercolours here:

You can also see a review of these watercolour paints in a previous blog post here.

Enjoy! Love Katie

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  • Reply Vanessa Piggott July 26, 2016 at 7:17 am

    It’s like walking through a memory of feelings. Each sketch reveals an emotional location. I bet you can relive those emotios as you turn each page. Like looking through a photo album.

    • Reply Katie Jobling July 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks so much Ness. I really do feel exactly like that! It’s so weird. Looking through old sketchbooks can be quite and emotional experience as I relive what I was feeling at that time. X

  • Reply Vanessa August 18, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I have always wanted to do something like that but every time I try something stops me… I hope someday I would break through my fears and make such lovely art as you do. Your sketchbooks it’s so inspiring and your paintings are wonderful. I enjoyed the video very much. Thank you!

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