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April 8th, 2016

Prairie Style Planter – Café Brauer – Lincoln Park, Chicago, Il.

Artist: Andrew Banks, United States Artist Statement: My sketchbook is a record of my artistic process; a place for me to investigate and develop techniques and to record what inspires me. This Prairie Style planter is just one of many sketches in an ongoing series dedicated to the architecture of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of […]

March 14th, 2016

Arising from Flowers

Artist: Mashiiro (Magalie Gréaux), France Artist Statement: Flowers have always been a subject I wanted to practice with watercolors. For this piece, I wanted to depict a fragile woman, reaching from a field of delicate white flowers, like she used to be one of them, and “evolve” to a woman. I found that layering washes […]

November 11th, 2015

Girl with Mobile Phone

Aritst: Russell Stutler, Japan Aritst Statement: This year I started drawing with a dip pen and bottle of ink which I loved during my high school days in the 1970s. I used a Zebra Maru (mapping pen) [comic pen nib] which is practically a crowquill nib and Pilot drafting ink for this drawing. Lately I’ve […]

February 12th, 2015

Tokyo Train Commuters

Artist: Russell Stutler, Japan Artist Statement: For the new year I decided to focus on ink drawings, so I bought a new Epsilon Series wirebound sketchbook. This drawing was done entirely in brush and ink, and the models were fellow train commuters. These four people were not together when I saw them, but it made […]

January 23rd, 2015

Still Hauling

Artist: Barbara Tapp Artist Statement: I’ve been searching around for a winter scene here in California. I am looking for urban and industrial themes in my journaling this year and love the forms of machinery, buildings… and street scenes. When I found this 60’s Chevy truck in the parking lot at Home Depot… there was […]

May 1st, 2014

Coltrane

Designer Trev Stair recently posted a drawing of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane. “When I get home from my day job as a creative director at a small ad agency, I try to fill much of my free time drawing. I keep a huge library of interesting photo references on my Dropbox, so I can […]

March 5th, 2014

Giveaway Winner Report: Inking in Epsilon

Tas Kyprianou is a London-based portrait photographer specializing in advertising and editorial photography for an impressive roster of corporate and arts clients. Tas is also an illustrator who was the winner of one of our giveaways in which he won an Epsilon Series sketchbook. Tas wrote to us about how he uses his sketchbook: “A photographer […]