We found a guy who can draw and paint just about anything he sees

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 12 December 2014

While a lot of people have taken to cameras and smartphones to document their travels, Singapore-based artist Cherngzhi Lian takes out his pencils and watercolours to remember the sights and sounds of places. Cherngzhi ‘thinks of his artworks as a study of the world and humanity and uses it as a tool to comprehend the human […]

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Sketch Travel: 70 artists collaborate for the Room to Read literacy non-profit

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By Vincent Serritella in New Art on Thursday 28 February 2013

Dice Tsutsumi, of Pixar and Gerald Guerlais, was able to bring more than 70 artists together for this Sketch Travel project. The only requirement was to hand-deliver the sketchbook to a fellow artist. The project will culminate in an auction of the original book and the proceeds will be donated to the international literacy non-profit, […]

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Witty illustrations by Dan Lehman

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By Raul Posse in New Art on Thursday 12 April 2012

Philadelphia-based artist Dan Lehman’s witty hand drawn illustrations are teeming with style, humor and imagination. With thoughts and images intimately accumulating in his ongoing QRS sketchbooks series, the viewer sees Lehman’s visions unfold from his day-to-day life.

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Drawing on the G Train: an ongoing art project

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By Chi Birmingham in New Illustration on Saturday 31 March 2012

What began as a way to fill the hour a day I spend on the subway has become one of the most exciting parts of my studio practice. Each morning, I post a new entry to the ongoing catalogue of images and thought fragments that fill my sketchbook. The subject matter is gleaned from childhood memories, overheard conversations, half recalled movie trivia and anything else I can get my hands on. It is impossible to say what direction the project will take as it moves forward, but I hope you will check in occasionally to see where I end up.

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Sneak peek at the 2012 Sketchbook Project World Tour

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By Eli in New Art on Tuesday 8 November 2011

The Sketchbook Project collects thousands of artists’ sketchbooks from across the globe and exhibits them in cities all over the world. The crew just posted a sneak peek at some of the finished sketchbooks that have just arrived at Project HQ in Brooklyn.

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Casey Jex Smith

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 9 July 2010

The first time I ever consumed a certain psychotropic substance, I proceeded to board a plane and go on a trip in more than one way. I had my sketchbook, and I coped with my deteriorating mental state by drawing pictures in it. I think had I never regained my sanity and never gotten off that plane, my drawings might have started looking like those of Casey Jex Smith.

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