Russ Stutler's spiral bound sketchbook collection

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I've been carrying these cheap spiral bound sketchbooks in my pocket for years, and have gotten into the habit of sketching people on the subway here in Tokyo.

I buy these locally at a small art supply store. I've written more about these sketchbooks and the shop here.

Although I'm constantly trying new sketchbook sizes and papers, I always come back to these sketchbooks.

The paper isn't great, and the quality varies quite a lot, but these are so convenient for this type of sketching -- and so cheap -- that I don't mind taking chances.

After a few years I pulled out the wire, trimmed the pages to make them narrower, and started carrying them in a mini six-ring binder along with my watercolor palette, plus a ring of tissue paper I stapled together and a waterbrush.

mini binderYou have probably seen these sketches scattered throughout this web site in various sizes, but I decided to put them all in one place, mainly for my own reference.

In order to do this right, I took new photos of the same sketches. I was a bit surprised to find out how many sketches were in the collection.

The I used a photo editing program for the Mac called Graphic Converter, to batch convert these into web images plus thumbnails, and automatically create this web page (which I tweaked, of course).

Not every sketch was worth uploading, especially on a subway where people are constantly moving, but here are some of the better ones.

I can't find the other spiral bound pocket sketchbooks which I produced before 2014 (they're somewhere around here, I just don't know where), but the sketches here are from January 2014 to March, 2017.

Each sketchbook page will have navigation arrows at the top and bottom.

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