September 14th, 2015

Back Alley at Jalan Bahagia

Artist: Vincent Pang – CitiSketcha, Singapore Artist Statement: I grew up in this housing estate that was built in the 60’s under the local government’s housing administration, HDB. Being built then meant that there was a mix of 10-storey apartment buildings as well as 2-storey terrace houses which still stands today. The view of this […]

August 23rd, 2015

At Salty’s Supply Co. – Trinidad, CA

Artist: Brenda Swenson, United States Artist Statement: It’s been a busy summer with a family reunion at the Lake of the Ozarks, road trip to Northern California, taught three workshops, day trip to San Diego… Throughout the weeks and months my Stillman & Birn sketchbook was by my side. I have many books filled with […]

January 19th, 2015

Carson Cottage

CARSON COTTAGE Architectural illustrator Andrew Banks created this pen and ink study of a small, historic building situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. “This is a building I have had my eye on for quite a while but only until recently got around to sketching. Carson Cottage, a Victorian era building, built in 1888 sits in […]

October 7th, 2014

Vibrant Greens Along the River Fowey

British artist Hannah Ivory Baker uses a unique abstract style in her sketchbooks which she creates with gouache and a bold impasto technique. The result is more of a finished work then a sketchbook study. Zoom in to see how loaded the page is with pigment.

“I am an artist living in Crouch End, North […]

August 18th, 2014

Mum’s Vase

British artist Jean Stevens created this watercolor study of a beautiful china vase that has holds not only flowers, but precious memories. “Here’s a painting of a rather special vase which belonged to my Mum and now has a special place in my studio. It’s a beautiful vase (in fact it has a little handle […]

July 21st, 2014

Lotus Blossom

Singapore artist Vincent Pang recently reported on his blog about a visit to Kampong Java Park, adjacent to one of Singapore’s major hospitals.” I was delivered into this world at now KK Women and Children’s Hospital. I still like to come back to the lotus pond here for a bit of quiet time and meditation. […]

May 29th, 2014

On Boomerang Beach

Illustrator Barbara Tapp created this pen & ink drawing on our cold press Delta Series. We were frankly surprised that Delta’s comparatively toothy surface didn’t seem to be a problem for any of the detailed line work. This is Barbara’s story of the drawing:

“I work as an architectural sketch artist drawing houses for the […]