The advantages of keeping an Art Journal

No matter what you call them art journals, sketchbooks, visual diaries or my favourite studio journals, a designers reasons for keeping them are often very similar. In his latest article of his Core art skills series Ben Mounsey sets out to convince digital artists and designers that there is still a …

Art Journal technique: Gesso as a page base

Using gesso as a page base will add texture and strength to your page. If you add strength it means you can have more fun adding stuff! By stuff I mean items like fabric, lace, textured papers and threads. These photos are of pieces where textiles of one sort or …

The value of notebooks to Bruce Chatwin

This interview with Bruce Chatwin’s wife about his use of notebooks reveals how he dumped everything in to them. For those who are interested in the creative process or use studio journals you will find the insight to this writers process thought provoking. I was particularly intrigued with his ideas …