Letters About Adam's Sketchbook

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114 / Ink and Inspiration

New drawings from my latest sketchbook and inspiring quotes from great artists to spark your creativity.


111 / Taking The Boat Out

The unexpected benefits of writing and drawing short stories and some advice from the masters.


105 / Noticing What You Notice

Trusting that something is interesting simply because you find it interesting…a radical act of self-love.


097 / Portrait Of A Year

I drew myself every week for a year - and now I see myself transformed.


095 / Fill More Sketchbooks!

A new year is a perfect time to start a new daily sketchbook habit. Here’s some more advice on how to make it work.


092 / Another Story About The Universe

Big Magic is everywhere, if you know where to look. Plus a new film I’ve made is now out!


089 / The Professional Beginner

As we get older, it gets harder to be a beginner - but that is where the adventure lies!


082 / More Advice On Filling Sketchbooks

I’ve finished three sketchbooks and I have learned a lot about building a sketchbook habit. This letter’s full of practical advice!


077 / Midpoint

Are we really only halfway through this thing?


076 / Miles And Miles Of Squares

A fun warm-up exercise for your sketchbook that improves your technical skills at the same time.


071 / The Lockdown Diaries

I’ve been keeping a visual journal during lockdown and I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things.


067 / The Sketchbook Problem

Sketchbooks are supposed to be a place for creative freedom. But rarely feel like that. A very long post with lots of pictures!


064 / We're The Extras

I don’t know about you, but I feel insignificant in the face of extraordinary events.


062 / Spirals

I’ve just finished my first sketchbook of the year! Here are some things I’ve learned.


060 / Stormy Weather

A short comic about weathering my own personal storms this month.


056 / Negative Capability

On the inevitable uncertainty of making art and how filling sketchbook pages is helping me to tolerate it.


054 / Rock, Chalk and Ink

You share your advice on keeping a daily sketchbook practice and I try to do some simple drawing exercises.


053 / Fill Sketchbooks!

My plan for 2020 is to fill as many sketchbooks as I can, starting with filling pages of collage. Plus some advice on keeping a sketchbook.