Mini Watercolor Sketchbook Tour – 2014-2016
I’ve seen a lot of artists doing sketchbook tours on YouTube, Instagram, and on blogs, so why not me? Worst case scenario, I can look back on this in four years and see some growth.
I started this sketchbook in late high school and stopped working in it for the past couple of years. There have been so many life changes that I think now is a good time to get back into art and this sketchbook that I love so much. I loved working in such small work spaces, and I still sometimes do, even if my high school art teacher couldn’t stand my refusal to work larger. (Hi Mrs. Smith!)
I’m working in a 3″ x 5″ Art Moleskine Storyboard Notebook. I don’t think they even make these anymore. I couldn’t find it on their website, Blick, or at Barnes & Noble (where I got it many years ago) and the closest one to the one I have was on Amazon in a bigger size. I love, love, love, this Moleskine. It’s held up so well over the years, I’m surprised at how sturdy it is, and the paper quality is similar to a bristol paper. I mostly used this really cheap set of watercolor paints from Artist Loft and sometimes Grumbacher watercolor paints. I think I only had the primary colors and black and white at the time. I also always keep a note card in between pages just to make sure that the paint doesn’t transfer to the opposite side.