Whether you’re looking to note down your observations or just do some experimenting, a visual art diary is a must-have for artists of all skill levels. From journals that’ll fit in your pocket to ones that are designed for larger sketches, we’ve got you covered at Art to Art. Shop drawing supplies online today and get free shipping when you spend over $100.
Every single one of our drawing journals is made with specialist art paper that has a fine texture and tooth. For extra stability, our drawing journals also have a hard case/front cover and are ideal for travel or for use in the classroom. Choose from the most popular brands, including Canson, Moleskine, Stillman & Birn, Mont Marte and more.
Art drawing books are perfect for a variety of dry media, including art pencils, pastels, charcoal, crayons, fountain pens and markers. We also have visual art diaries that are specially made to handle acrylic and watercolour paint.
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What is a visual art diary?
A visual art diary is similar to a written journal, except that it incorporates colours, images, patterns and other materials. Some art journals contain a lot of written notes, while others are purely filled with drawings, sketches and even small paintings.
Can you paint in a visual art diary?
You can! However, we do recommend opting for a visual diary specifically made for painting as it will ensure the paint doesn’t bleed through the pages. You can find visual journals of all sizes to suit watercolour and acrylic paint.
Why do artists keep visual journals?
As an artist, you never know when inspiration is going to strike or when you’re going to find a particularly beautiful landscape! So when you carry a visual art diary, you can jot down all your observations, collect inspiration and explore your ideas.
Visual journals often serve as a starting point for a lot of artworks too.