June 23, 2011

Drawn In

An exciting new book Titled, Can I Text My Ex Gf nderline;”>Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists Illustrators, Graphic Designers and Cartoonists, was released this month by author Julia Rothman. I am a lover of process, and there’s no better way to get inside the head of an artist or designer, than to look in their sketchbook. The pages are filled with images which provide an intimate view into the artistic process. Thoughts are made real through designing, testing and redesigning, and these step by step experiences allow us to understand how a piece of art or an object came to be.

The publisher offers the following description, but for me, the pictures speak for themselves. “This book shares large full-color images and profiles each of the amazingly talented artists that discuss their sketchbooks and how they use them. People are fascinated by artist’s sketchbooks. They offer a glimpse into private pages where artists brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas, and keep track of their musings. Artists use these journals to document their daily lives, produce their initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice their skills. Using a variety of media from paint to pencil to collage, these pages can become works of art themselves. They often feel fresh and alive because they are first thoughts and often not reworked. These pages capture the artist’s personalities along with glimpses of their process of working and inspirations. See inside the sketchbooks of artists Jessica Hische, Mike Perry, Jen Corace, Matt Leines, Jill Bliss, Camilla Engman, Anders Nilsen and many more.”


For more information about Drawn in, visit the publishers website at www.quarrybooks.com
Excerpts www.quarrybooks.com
Image Credits: 1, www.quarrybooks.com, 2,3,4,5, here.



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