Another vid from Cordebra on YouTube. This is a journal made in 2004, shuts like a moleskine but is more colorful on the outside.
A little blurry but a nice little vid of a handmade journal filled with art. Love the Hedgehog binding and the finished journal. It’s quite nice.
This is a neat little animation featuring a notebook as a backdrop. I’m pretty sure it’s only MADE to look like stop motion animation but tis’ pretty sweet anyway. I liked it quite a bit.
Another moleskine brand sketchbook. I like this one too.
Check out this cool Moleskine brand Japanese fold notebook. I particularly like the smoke treatment.
Get 3 waterproof containers. In the first put 3 drops of ink, the next 5 and the last 8.
Add to each jar 1oz of filtered water. Mix well.
Start with the lightest shade and start an image.
Work your way through an image, adding darker darks until you work your way up to straight india ink.
Try a springy liner brush and a small mop.
Ink wash is fun and forgiving.
A great journal process video by InkSmear on youtube. Chekc it out:
Celebrate Your Creative Self (CYCS from here on) is a book that is for "artists" it's supposed to help you unleash your inner artist. There are 25 exercises in this oversize book that if you are in an artistic rut that if you read and DO them that can help get you out of that rut. (Sort of like when you get your car stuck on ice and you use your car mats to get unstuck…) The key here is that the ideas within are EXERCISES. That means you have to get your materials out and use them. That's the hard part.
The exercises are easy and can get you working sort of in that automatic writing style. Once you get going you "get going."
This book is easily found just about anywhere and is easy to read but it's a studio book and not a bed side book.
I give it 3/5 binder's needles and 1 paint covered thumb up, only because I like my art instruction separate from my inspiration. This is a great book if you like the 2 mixed. You can get it here.
Here's a video from Millande with a short clip about the book. Turn your volume up, otherwise you won't be able to hear her audio.
Willowing does and art journal page and talks about self love.