5 Best Sketch Blogs for Inspiration in 2019

As sketch artists, we often feel the lack of inspiration to sketch, in other word we are hitting the sketcher’s block (if there is a writer’s block surely there is a sketcher’s block right?). 

While keeping a sketchbook as practice would help – but we offer another way to get the artistic juice flowing again. And that is simply to find inspirations from other sketch artists.

And this is the intent of this article, we will share with you the 5 sketch artists that never fail to inspire us with their work. We will keep updating and adding to this page throughout the year, so make sure you bookmark this page for future reference.

Without further ado, here are the top 5 sketch blogs to follow for inspiration in 2019 and beyond:

Best Sketch Blogs for Inspiration

Coretan Nino (Nino’s Doodles)

Coretan nino's sketch

One of coretan nino’s sketches

Nino is an Indonesian sketch artist – he specialised in urban sketching and travel sketching. Not much that more information that we can find about Nino, except that he is an excellent sketch artist.

The best place to get inspired by his sketches is his instagram account – his account is definitely a must follow.

Parka Blogs

A sample of Teoh’s urban watercolor sketch

Parka Blogs (not sure why he’s using plural form of blog), is the blog of Teoh Yi Chie – a Singaporean based sketch artist. You might know him from his thorough art related product reviews and book review, of which we have enjoyed reading. He has sketching courses too, details are on his website.

We really like his watercolor urban sketches, if you are a watercolor sketch artist – make sure you follow him on instagram.

Seattle Sketcher

Gabriel Campanario – Rio de Janeiro

Gabriel Campanario a.k.a Seattle Sketcher probably doesn’t need an introduction anymore, he is currently a columnist at The Seattle Times but probably better known as the founder of Urban Sketchers. He has authored a couple of well known books such as The Art of Urban Sketching.

His style of combining travel diary and sketching is remarkable.


Tamaytka sketch

Tamaytka is a teenage sketcher from New Zealand. She mainly sketches people, her style is more a comic / manga one – with a gothic feel.

What sketchbook does Tamaytka use?

For her digital sketches, she uses Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (with Wacom Intuos Pro Medium).

For her physical sketches, it looks like she experiments with different kind of watercolor sketchbooks – no particular sketchbook brand or type she mentions on her blog or on her instagram, but she doesn’t particularly go for the top end sketchbooks 🙂 Well perhaps Tamaytka will find our watercolor sketchbooks review helpful.

Matt Jones

Matt jones - 30 day sketchbook challenge

Matt Jones is a story artist working in animation industry, he is based in Los Angeles.  

Matt has a lot of videos of tutorial and tips on his site, be sure to check them out, we particularly like his gesture drawing videos. Here is an example:

About the Author

Rob Miller is an amateur sketch artist, a freelance writer and a keen foodie. When not sketching and writing - he loves to read and explore the nature, especially the beach near his home.

Tada August 4, 2019

Hey Rob!

You really picked some nice blogs!
I would be glad, if you check out mine as well! 🙂


Sketch Artist January 14, 2020

Thank you for this extremely brilliant blog. This is the right place where there is something for everyone! I was looking for this kind of information for such a long time and I am more than happy to see such a great blog with plenty of useful information. Thanks again for sharing.

    Artist @ Work February 18, 2020

    Hi Rajesh, your welcome – just checked your site briefly, love seeing your sketches.

ROHIT June 6, 2020

thanks for such a nice blog. we are also in the same field and doing the same from India
thanks again

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