Testing Sketchbooks and Painting Lemons

I love painting in sketchbooks, but they don’t always work out like I want them to. In this video I test 4 different sketchbooks using acrylic paint and give you my opinion of which one I like best. I also paint some sweet lemons and chat about how sketchbooks help me with my own art practice.


Want the free download I talked about in this video? It’s a book of 24 Painting Tips from my own experience as an acrylic painter. You may find it here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ryxhy

Linked below are the sketchbooks that I test in this video. They are in order of my top pick first and then the others follow.

Alpha Series: https://www.dickblick.com/products/stillman-birn-alpha-series-softcover-sketchbooks/

RendR Sketchbook: https://www.dickblick.com/products/crescent-rendr-no-show-thru-paper-pads/

Canson Sketchbook: https://www.dickblick.com/products/canson-180-degree-sketch-artbook/

Strathmore Sketch Book: https://www.dickblick.com/items/strathmore-softcover-400-series-sketch-artist-journal-9-34-x-7-34-white-60-lb-160-pages/


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2 Responses

  1. penelope ruth how

    This all sounds really interesting.Im desparate to start painting and creating after a long break.

    I really hope that I can have the confidence to follow some of your tips and ideas.

    • Amanda Hilburn

      Oh I hope you will use some of my ideas! When you are just getting back into it be sure that you don’t put pressure on yourself and just have fun!