Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hobonichi Supplies - What do I use?

After many requests, I sat down and filmed a Hobonichi Supplies Video! I spent quite a while finding links for everything!  hope they help you if you decide to purchase anything in the video!
Lets get Started!
The Peerless Watercolor Set
US supplier :- http://www.peerlesscolor.com/
AUS:- http://www.instituteofcute.com/jane-davenport-peerless-watercolors/

Zig Clean Color Real Brush (my favourite waterbrush)
Zigg Clean Colour Real Brush :-
US :- http://www.dickblick.com/products/zig-clean-color-real-brush-pens/
AUS - No Links I can find that are as cheap as dickblick!

Sakura Gelli Roll - various colours
US: http://www.jetpens.com/Sakura-Gelly-Roll-Moonlight-Gel-Ink-Pen-1.0-mm-10-Color-Set/pd/2354
When I find a competitive Australian Link I will add

Letraset Neon Markers :-
AUS http://www.fishpond.com.au/Arts_Crafts/LETRASET-Neon-Marker-Set-1/0801199026600
US:- http://www.dickblick.com/products/letraset-neon-markers/

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen - Big Brush
US:- http://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-pitt-big-brush-artist-pens/
AUS:- http://www.craftonline.com.au/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes&sppp=30&page=1&Keyword=Big%20Brush%20&category=ALL&highprice=&lowprice=&allwords=Big%20Brush%20&exact=&atleast=&without=&cprice=&searchfields=

Prismacolour Premier Coloured Pencils :-
US:- http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-premier-colored-pencil-sets/
AUS:- http://www.instituteofcute.com/prismacolor-pencils/

Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box
US - where I bought mine http://www.dickblick.com/products/sakura-koi-watercolor-sketch-box-travel-pan-sets/
Daniel Smith Etsy Seller - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticKatt (Fantastic seller, great way to try high end watercolours if you are on a budget)

Stencils were all fro DAISO

Tim Holtz Distress stains
AUS: http://www.scraptherapy.com.au/products.php?cat=520
US: - http://www.joann.com/tim-holtz-distress-stains/zprd_11445392a.html#q=Distress+Stain&start=3

Uni Pin Fine line pens in various sizes
US Girls :- http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Pin-Pen-02-Pigment-Ink-0.33-mm-Black-Ink/pd/7284
AUS Girl:- www.notemaker.com.au/uniball-uni-pin-fine-line-pen-0-1mm

some items that didn't get photographed - because it started to pour and the wind picked up so I was running inside!
Derwent Inktense Pencils
US:- http://www.dickblick.com/products/derwent-inktense-pencils/
AUS:- http://www.theartshop.com.au/category1398_1.htm

Mechanical Pencil - Pentel p3650.5mm
US http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Stein-Mechanical-Pencil-0.5-mm-Metallic-Pink-Body/pd/9969
JAPAN http://www.pencils.jp/product/1199
AUS :- Grabbed this at the Japanese Bookstore in Sydney but I'm sure you can find it at officeworks or something similar

Uniball Signo White
US:- http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-ball-Signo-Broad-UM-153-Gel-Ink-Pen-White-Ink/pd/380
AUS:- You can buy them from KikkiK they just re-brand them.

Posca Paint Marker - White
AUS - Officeworks Sell these as well as https://www.eckersleys.com.au/products/posca-marker
US http://www.dickblick.com/products/uni-posca-paint-markers/

Artline Smoove Ballpoint Pen
AUS:- http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/artline-smoove-ballpoint-pens-black-20-pack-ar1821201?searchTerm=artline%20smoove%20ballpoint
US:- http://www.staples.com.au/main-catalogue-productdetail/artline-smoove-ballpoint-pen-medium-black-box-50/18886314

Below are just some pages that are currently in my Hobonichi, I have totally adored drawing my day, I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I am, yes the editing and uploading it a bit of a pain but I have gotten into a routine where I do it on auto pilot.

I enjoy the process of seeing how I bring things to life, some days I am really stumped and turn the camera on hoping not to stuff up! As long as people watch, I will endeavor to draw and film them.

If you have any questions feel free to ask! I do try and answer everything I read as fast as possible!
get our your sketchbook and draw your day!

x Courtney


  1. Thanks for the ideas. I already have some of the supplies you mention, but I love to try new things. Your photography is beautiful.

  2. I agree with paperkraftD. The pictures are beautiful and the links are great. I also have most of these items as I endeavor to draw anything and have it look as I want it to. I appreciate all the suggestions and inspiration. Keep up the good work and thanks again.

  3. Hi Courtney. Love your journal work and videos, inspiring! I want to purchase a hobonichi journal and cover for 2015. Can you please let me know where to purchase them online (a link or website). I followed the link under the Japanese video but it took me to a Japanese hobonichi supplier so in Yen. I am I'm Melbourne Australia so where did you buy yours. Thanks so much if you can help. Lisette Winter.

  4. Courtney... Wanted to leave you a message to tell you THANKYOU for sharing your daily journal pages. I bet those videos are a lot of work but I do hope you will film occasionally? Your videos are such a inspiration to me. I just drew my first day in my journal and had a blast.... Although it's a bit intimidating but I will keep trying. So much fun!

  5. Courtney, beautiful work!! So nice to find a fellow Aussie girl in this space :-)


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