I used this Fabriano sketchbook as a place to experiment with mixed media techniques. This was originally my planner/to-do list, so every page had writing on it that I covered up with paint or collaged scraps of paper. I'm really pleased with some of the pages!
I recently completed this Hahnemühle sketchbook that I've been using since 2016. This ended up being one of my favorites, filled with fantasy portraits, floral portraits, animal studies, landscape studies, abstract mixed media experiments, and doodles.
There are two versions of the video.
Long video with explanations of the techniques I used
I turned an old "planner" into a recycled mixed media art journal, and it's helping me reduce my perfectionism. I explain how I got started with this altered/junk journal, and talk about some techniques that I'm using to prime the pages and then draw and paint over them. It's a continuation of my Moleskine mixed media sketchbook.
I used this sketchbook from 2012 to 2020. This was a totally experimental sketchbook where I explored different techniques from simple pencil and ink drawing, colored pencils, water-soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paint, gouache, oil and soft pastels, collage, and more.