PREORDER - Sketchbook Challenge Pocket Journal 2022

The Sketchbook Challenge Pocket Journal for 2022 is now available for pre-order! 

That's right, this 40-page motivational notebook is here to help you to set your goals for 2022 and to fill your sketchbooks with ideas and drawings. This journal is the perfect accompaniment to anyone wanting to develop their sketching practice and really boost their creativity over the course of 12 months. 

This journal is approximately A5 in size and Riso-Printed using soy-based inks onto recycled paper. It is designed by artist Susan Yeates and PACKED full of inspiration and ideas for filling your sketchbooks. 

It's time to be inspired... this journal is:

- A place to plan your creative goals for 2022
- A way to understand what inspires you and motivates you to create
- A notebook for all your best creative ideas
- A way to track your sketching progress (sketching trackers included!)
- Full of sketching themes, drawing exercises, mini challenges and sketchbook warm-ups 
- A place to list materials to buy, books to read and artists to research
- A unique way to boost your sketching practice in 2022

Make 2022 your best year yet with the Sketchbook Challenge Pocket Journal 

Note: Images currently show a mock-up version (i.e. the final colours may vary slightly from those pictured here.) Images of the inside are screenshots of some of the pages of content!! 

How to Use this Journal

This pocket journal is a portable accompaniment to your sketchbook(s) throughout 2022. It is designed to be used, written in and scribbled on. I would start by taking a browse through all 40 pages to familiarise yourself with the content. There are a number of pages (p2-7) aimed at helping you to plan out 2022 - set goals, decide on topics, and work out exactly what motivates and excites you about your sketching. This will set your year up in the best possible way and I recommend taking some time out at the start of the year to work through this fully.

There is a full 12-month calendar (p8-9) to pop in a little annual planning and then the exciting stuff happens - the monthly spreads. For each month there is a page ofGoals and Planningand a page ofIdeas and Inspiration.I recommend opening these monthly pages at the beginning of every month to get the most out of the journal. Use the page to plan your top priorities for every month, use the sketching trackers to see how frequently you are sketching plus use the ideas provided to work from.

You will find sketchbook warm-ups and exercises, mini-challenges, monthly themes and more. At the end of the journal there are a few pages for lists, notes and an end-of year reflection. This journal may only be 40 pages long but it sure packs a punch. Keep it with you at all times to refer back to, to use for inspiration and to record ideas and notes as they occur to you.


- Riso-printed in the UK using soy-based eco-friendly inks
- Cover printed onto context natural 250gsm recycled paper
- Approximately A5 portrait size (144mm x 206mm)
- 40 pages long (PACKED FULL OF CONTENT)
- 100gsm recycled paper inside - perfect for you to write on
- 'Exercise book' style with stapled binding
- This is a totally UNIQUE journal product designed in the UK by artist, printmaker and host of the annual #30daysketchbookchallenge Susan Yeates. 

Join the community by using the hashtag #sketchbookchallengejournal 


PREORDERS: Pre-orders will be taken throughout November 2021 and delivery of the journal posted by Royal Mail in early December to UK customers. All customers will be notified when delivery has been made. All pre-orders save £2 on the £11.99 full price of the journal. 

Orders after 01.12.21 - Any journals ordered after the beginning of December when the stock arrives will be posted out via Royal Mail within 1-3 days of ordering via Royal Mail First Class Post. 

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What is Riso Print?

Risograph is an environmentally friendly method of printing using soy-based, non toxic inks. It blends elements of screenprinting and photocopying and each print will have its own small variations & individual look. It began in Japan in the 1980s by the Riso Kagaku Corporation and appeals to illustrators, graphic designers and printmakers (like myself) for its spot-colour print process, vibrant colours, quirky style and ability to layer colour. It works as a wonderful way to reproduce block prints and linocuts, whilst maintaining the look and feel of a hand carved block.