2017 Sketchbook Tour


2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 Sketchbook Tour video from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.

as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.

I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.

so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…


ArtSnacks Box Breakdown!


ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

happy sunday everyone! I’m here to chat about all-things-ArtSnacks…which as some of you may know, is one of my favorite things ever…

if you’re unfamiliar with ArtSnacks, it’s a monthly subscription box – where each month you get little mystery box in the mail full of art supplies! I’ve been a subscriber to their monthly boxes for quite a while now. every month since signing up I truly enjoy getting the box, being surprised, discovering (and being challenged by) new supplies, and even creating unboxing videos on YouTube.

ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

I had hinted here and there on my vlog about a secret project. well now I can say – that secret is that I have started to collaborate with ArtSnacks to create videos for their YouTube channel! you guys have no idea how thrilled I am about this. to be an artist working with a company that I genuinely love and have been a customer of for so long, is freakin’ exciting!!

as you might have seen at the end of June I created the first video called the Box Breakdown. the idea of the breakdown is that it gives you an in-depth look at the supplies and techniques found in the latest ArtSnacks box. think of it like an unboxing video on steroids (haha). you not only see what’s in the box, but you learn how to use it! I’m stoked to say that I’ll now be creating a ‘Box Breakdown’ for them every month, and you can catch the latest one for the July box here.

ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

again, I can’t express enough how happy I am about this collaboration. these guys are the freakin’ best (and watch this video about the co-founders if you haven’t already, it’s one of my favs on their channel). I also want to give an extra special shout out to those of you who have left such wonderful comments on the videos already – thank-you!!

you can subscribe to the ArtSnacks YouTube channel, but also know that I’ll be putting a post here every time a new ‘breakdown’ video is up. that way you’ll stay totally up to date… 😉


PSSST!!-> if you’re new to ArtSnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya! use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box!

return of the vlog…


daily vlogs posted by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN) - follow her creative life!

the daily vlogs are back on my youtube channel! if you’re already subscribed, then you might know that I took a little break while working on the Spirits class. but now that it’s done and out there – I’ve returned back to daily vlogging…

in a weird way I missed it. mostly because I love the little crazy creative community we’ve got going on over there! although it’s very personal for me to share my life on a daily basis, I enjoy reading the comments and being able to connect with some of you in a different way.

hop over to my youtube channel to watch the latest vlog, and don’t forget to subscribe to never miss a video!


let the daily vlogs begin!


yes, I think I’ve officially lost my mind. I’m going to continue filming, editing, and posting vlogs daily on my youtube channel! I guess I developed a bit of a habit during vlogmas, and still feel somewhat motivated to continue making them.

don’t worry, I’m not going to spam your inbox and put up a blog post with every vlog video – because that would be absolutely insane. I will only put a post here for videos that aren’t vlogs (so the bigger more produced sort of videos: unboxings, sketchbook tours, drink and a doodle, etc.). that being said, if you want to stay up to date on the daily videos I suggest you subscribe to my youtube channel (and click that little bell button if you want to be notified!). you can watch the most recent vlog video here.

okay youtube…let’s do this thang.

vlogmas 2016


artist Roxanne Coble does VLOGMAS (a daily vlog on her youtube channel!)

so, like a crazy person…I’ve decided to participate in vlogmas this year.

if you’re unfamiliar with vlogmas, it’s basically an annual youtube thing where you create a vlog everyday for the month of december leading up to christmas. I’m jumping on the bandwagon simply because it seemed like an interesting challenge. I have always been fascinated with youtubers who vlog every single day. how do they do it?! well…I’m about to find out.

day one of vlogmas is up on my youtube channel. hop on over here to watch, and be sure to subscribe to my channel to never miss a video!


messages: ‘the beginning’


"messages" a short creative film series made by the artist Roxanne Coble (aka 'by bun')

this creative project I’ve begun both excites and terrifies me at the same time…

if you’ve followed this blog or my work for some time now, then you know that I don’t go into a whole lot of detail regarding the inspiration or general thought process behind my artwork. I’ve always been content with the idea that I put my art out there, and people interpret it in their own way. it’s as though I simply leave my art on a table and walk away…never going into detail, and never fully revealing the origins of it all.

something hit me a few weeks ago, and it was this need to put myself out there a bit more. to share more of where the subject matter of my work stems from. like most artists, my artwork is inspired by an array of sources: personal experiences, relationships, moments and objects, and a variety of emotional themes that have plagued me for years (like nightmares and anxiety to name a few). while I’ve always made art for myself and that will always be the case – I’ve come to the decision that I want to share more of my personal processes when creating. basically, how things go from inside of my head and into a journal page…

and that’s when ‘messages’ was born…

“messages” is a creative short film series that focuses on my experiences as an artist. each video features a recorded message from my personal journal paired with drawings or other artwork correlating to that entry. ‘messages’ is my way of revealing more about my sources of inspiration and how my life is intertwined with my artistic process.

do I know how this project will be received by others? no, I don’t. do I really want to put more of myself out there? haha – no, not really. it’s all terrifying. but there’s something urging me creatively to do it…so I’m doing it.

I don’t know how long or how many of these videos I intend on making. I’ve dedicated an entire sketchbook to it (as you’ll see in the first ‘message’). so, maybe I’m done when it’s full. or maybe I’m done when it just feels done. either way, I’m putting it out there with the hopes that maybe just one of you will connect to it or feel inspired the way I was in that moment…

you can watch the first installment of ‘messages’ here, and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel to never miss a video.


live stream hang out this weekend!



join me this SUNDAY at 4PM PST on YouTube for a live stream event! we can hang out, countdown to the make it artsy premiere, talk art, I’ll answer questions, and even share a big secret with all of you! you don’t want to miss it.

subscribe to my youtube channel, or be sure to mark those calendars!
see you sunday…xo

monthly favs // june 2016


is this not the coolest sticker you’ve ever seen?! find out where I picked it up (along with other stuff I’m loving), in my new monthly favs video series. hop on over to my youtube channel to view!

have a happy & safe fourth everyone! xo