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July 1st, 2017

Zeta Series Sketchbook Tour

Thank you to Mark Fraley for posting this great video sketchbook tour of his recently completed Zeta sketchbook. https://youtu.be/W9J4Ti3_aSk  Shown here, “Bighorn Sheep”

MEDIA: Ink, Watercolor, Collage SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Fraley is a collage and portrait artist based in Broomfield, […]

June 16th, 2017

Poble Espanyol

Artist: Brenda Swenson, United States Artist Statement: Great memories from my workshop in Spain. The Poble Espanyol (literally, Spanish town) is an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona. Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, the museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which recreate an Iberian village. It also contains a theater, restaurants, artisan workshops and […]

April 5th, 2017

Tropical Days

Artist: Janine Weiss, United States Artist Statement: As a fashion designer, owning my own business, I had gotten away from taking the time to just sit, draw, paint and doodle for my personal self. I got hooked on Instagram and the many different artists I found there, each so inspirational in their own way. I […]

February 18th, 2017

A Cacophony of Color

Artist: Leslie Fehling, United States Artist Statement: When I was in Florida a few weeks ago, my friend Judy and I spent a few hours at the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. We had a great lunch and strolled through the neighborhood filled with brightly colored historic cottages. Many of them house galleries, art […]

January 23rd, 2017

Rabbit Children from the Garden Clan

Artist: Chuck Grieb, United States Artist Statement: The Garden Clan is a world of magic and tiny faeries, inspired by the world outside, the garden in my yard, and a love for legends, fairytales, myth, and tales of adventure. Casein is my preferred medium and I find the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks provide the ideal […]

January 7th, 2017

Wave

Artist: Mark Fraley, United States Artist Statement: I had a series of recent sketchbook entries that I was not a big fan of. They were overworked, unfocused, not in line with what I set out to do. I decided to make a Hokusai-inspired wave to create a two page spread that would essentially “reverse the […]

December 31st, 2016

Liz Steel’s Sketchbook 97

We thank Australian artist Liz Steel for sharing this video tour (and review) of her Alpha Series softcover sketchbook.

Review: http://www.lizsteel.com/softcover-stillman-birn-sketchbooks-initial-thoughts/

Video Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq-AhZkZVFQ

Media: Ink, watercolor, collage Surface: Alpha Series (softcover) – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

 

December 23rd, 2016

Happy Holidays

We wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday filled with joy and the love of family and friends.

The Stillman & Birn Team

 

December 7th, 2016

Iguana

Artist: Margaret Hunt, USA Artist Statement: The Iguana is one of numerous sketches done on one of my Key West trips recently. I try to sketch plain air, in situ in a cafe, restaurant or an outdoor venue with pen and ink adding watercolor.

However I don’t know if you have ever chased an iguana […]

November 26th, 2016

Holiday Giveaway

We’re giving away ten holiday gifts sets. Each set contains two of our Softcover Edition sketchbooks, a 5½” x 8½” (14.0 x 21.6 cm) portrait format and a 5½” x 3½” (14.0 x 8.9 cm) landscape format. Winners can choose a set from any of our six series (Alpha through Zeta).

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TO ENTER: Simply […]

November 13th, 2016

The Old Church Ruins

Artist: Palma Rea, Italy Artist’s Statement: In my sketchbooks there can be found bits of paper and cards, colourful sketches, portraits, architectural type drawings, and documentations of moments and events. Rarely do I instantly like the paper in a sketchbook . My rule is that you must first get to know its limits and then […]

September 29th, 2016

STILLMAN & BIRN SOFTCOVER SKETCHBOOKS: INITIAL THOUGHTS By Liz Steel, Australia

A few weeks ago I received a package of the new Stillman & Birn softcover sketchbooks to test out. They are available in every paper type in the S&B range and in five different sizes. This photo shows four sizes (the largest size can […]

August 22nd, 2016

Drawing the Scene in a Point of View Sketch

Artist: Paul Heaston, United States Artist Statement: I do a lot of POV [point-of view] sketches, which are a great way to get some sketching in even when I can’t leave the house. Since we had a baby daughter last year, being at home has become the norm, so I’m having a lot of fun […]

August 21st, 2016

Softcover Sketchbook Review by Larry Marshall

We sent Canadian artist Larry D. Marshall some prototypes of our softcover sketchbooks before the recent relaunch of the line, later followed by samples of the final product. These are his comments and review. http://bit.ly/2b7aXhH

August 1st, 2016

Brenda Swenson Reviews Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

We very much appreciate this unsolicited review recently posted by renowned watercolorist, Brenda Swenson.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIt0-H-yK0

 

July 11th, 2016

Softcover Edition Sketchbooks Are Back

We’re pleased to announce that our Softcover Edition sketchbooks are now available again at our retail and online selling partners.

• Sewn-bound, lightweight, flexible and rugged • Same great mixed media paper as in our hardcover sketchbooks • Deluxe soft-touch, colored covers • Finished with rounded corners – prevents edges from fraying • Three portrait […]

July 4th, 2016

Golden Gate at Vista Point

ARTIST: Jorge Santiago, Jr. United States ARTIST STATEMENT: I like to practice landscapes and I challenge myself by not doing an underdrawing first. I find this helps me to make relations to objects to create better depth, it tests my perspective skills, and it makes the drawing more spontaneous which is more fun.

I began […]