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Biographies and Art Technique Books

I bought 4 new books and 2 used books that looked interesting for biography art techniques. 1) How to Draw & Paint Animals: Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step by Debra Kauffman Yaun – another excellent Walter … Continue reading

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Books, Bugs, Birds, Textiles, and Pre-Raphaelite Muses and Music

Assorted reflections from the past few months… I read Shoe Dog, Phil Knight’s memoir of Nike and shoes and life which I found to be a page turner. It’s always interesting to hear the inside story of business. Generally I’ve … Continue reading

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New Sketching Book, Pilot Metropolitan, and Handmade Envelopes

I am still looking for my sketchbook so I can finish my 2015 weekly sketch project. I’ll try to hunt it up today, but I am settled enough in the new house after moving 4500 kms that I feel like … Continue reading

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Another Art Book: The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley

I was browsing online and this book popped up: The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley. I looked at it and the preview pages and it seemed interesting because he often uses coloured pencil, graphite, and watercolour together, which I also … Continue reading

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Some New and Used Books

I bought two very inexpensive used books before Christmas, and they finally arrived in the mail. The first is an older edition of Hayden Herrera’s biography of Frida Kahlo. I wanted this to get me in the mood for making … Continue reading

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A Flower for Owen Ransen

Last week I got the e-mail newsletter from Ransen Software which inspired me to get back to my Stillman and Birn Gamma sketchbook. I have known Owen Ransen for 13 years and occasionally test new versions of his marvelous program … Continue reading

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In the Realm of Eye Candy and Inspiration

I had previously bought Danny Gregory’s book An Illustrated Life which is about artists and their sketchbooks and a book I find myself browsing through monthly to uplift and inspire me. He has a new one called An Illustrated Journey … Continue reading

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