Inside the Sketchbooks of Famous Artists


Whether you’re an artist or an aficionado of the arts, there’s no question that peering into the sketchbooks of lauded virtuosos is a valuable experience. They serve variously as illustrated diaries or catalogs of casual drawings, paintings, and musings — lending a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner thoughts of beloved artists. From a reprint of Frida Kahlo’s diary full of vibrant drawings and writings to the silkscreened lips of Andy Warhol’s portrait subjects to Tim Burton’s sketches, our roundup of adored artists’ sketchbooks is sure to give you some insight into the creative process.

Andy Warhol. [via]

Guillermo Del Toro. [via]

Claude Monet. [via]

Pablo Picasso. [via]

Enrico Donati. [via]

Vincent van Gogh. [via]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono. [via]

Frida Kahlo [via]

Devendra Banhart. [via]

John Constable. [via]

Marc Chagall. [via]

Louise Bourgeois. [via]

Orlando Ribeiro. [via]

Tim Burton. [via]

Ellsworth Kelly. [via]

Joachim Ringelnatz. [via]

Henri Matisse. [via]