5 tips on choosing the best sketchbook ever

In this video I’m sharing with you 5 tips on choosing the best sketchbook ever. I’m not talking about any particular brand but, instead, I’m focusing on 5 characteristics that I think are essential in the moment of buying a sketchbook for drawing.

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Why the iPad Air 2019 + drawing demo

In this video I’m giving you my personal review regarding the iPad AIR 2019 while I do a drawing of a street view of Porto (Portugal). The iPad is an amazing tool to draw but, before you buy it, you should consider some things like how you will use it exactly and for what kind of works. If you are considering buying an iPad to draw or make illustration this video can add up to your research regarding if you should buy or not this particular model. Along with the review I’m sketching a beautiful corner of the Porto (north Portugal), with a very loose line, in ProCreate. I should mention that this iPad has the PaperLike screen protector installed (link below).

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Episode 6 – Sketchbook Revealed 2015

In this series of Sketchbook Revealed I’ve been showing you my sketchbooks with just music on the background. In this video I decided to add a voiceover with some comments about each drawing. I think this adds to a better experience. If you have comments or suggestions please let me know in the comments below.

This sketchbook has drawings made between June and September of 2015. A lot of them are pencil sketches and the notebook has a small format (my favourites). If you want to see each one of these drawings in big format, you can go and check my blog where I post just the digitalised drawings.

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Ofir

drawing of Cávado River, in Fão, Portugal
Fão, Portugal, 11.12.2019
drawing of people in Ofir, Portugal, 11.12.2019
Conchinha, Ofir, Portugal, 11.12.2019

It is raining so much lately here in north Portugal… I took advantage of some sun to go outside and do two drawings. The first one was made to do the shooting for my youtube channel trailer. The second one, some minutes later, in Conchinha Cafe near the beach. A favourite place to draw people.

Serra de Arga

drawing of a lake in Serra de Arga, Portugal
Serra de Arga, Portugal, 19.08.2019

Serra De Arga (Caminha, Portugal) has really nice little corners. This one is near Mosteiro São João de Arga. A small stream of water passes on the west side of the Monastery, close to a stair way that goes to the main road. I had lunch, I catched some sun and did this drawing.

In the drawing you can read: “While I draw, I’m sleeping. I disconnect from the reality around me. Is it good? I don’t know… Sometimes I feel I miss somethings because I’m drawing. On the other and, I stop talking to myself.”

To draw is a kind of meditation. It relaxes the body and calms the mind. I think this happens because the practice of drawing, like many others, pushes you into this. There is no other way. You have to put your attention on the subject and do it. But there is a catch… It feels that, although your senses are more awake and sharp, you just can focus on one things at a time. That means the surroundings just fade away very easily and fast. Are we being taken, through drawing, to other states of consciousness? I think yes…