Category Archives: Recommended Books

A Sadness

So I started answering the questions on Stefan Bucher’s wonderful little book ‘344 Questions’ a couple of weeks ago. Dipping in and out I have been confronted with some truths about myself. The book forces you, as much as a … Continue reading

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Doodlemum: A Year of Family Life

I posted a while ago about Doodlemum –  a blog in which Doodlemum (Angie Stevens) sketches everyday family life with charm, wit and love. Her sketches are both funny and moving with silly little incidents lovingly recorded in her Moleskine … Continue reading

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The Art of Urban Sketching

I am not sure how I came across this phenomenon but I am glad I did. I got used to seeing and admiring the works of Urban Sketchers around the world through Flickr, so when Amazon threw up a “You … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Painting Bible by Alyona Nickelsen

If you can only buy one coloured pencil instruction manual, I would suggest that you invest in Alyona Nickelsen’s book, Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultrarealistic Effects. Nickelsen begins with the basics that we come … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch

Or to give it its full title, Drawing and Painting with Coloured Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch. Kutch is a well-respected coloured pencil artist who paints some fantastic paintings. Her paintings of flowers are warm and velvety. I especially like … Continue reading

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An Illustrated Life

Danny Gregory was an ad man who began keeping an illustrated journal in his mid-30s. It was a way to reconnect with the creative side of his brain and the person he was before. He wanted to get into the … Continue reading

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