on May 5, 2016
I have really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to putting the ideas into practice with regular journaling. I like that Cathy focuses on the "whys" of journaling and keeping a sketchbook more than the "hows." Great strategies to keep going despite mistakes, and to see your journal as a place to record growth and progress, not finished works of art.
Without a doubt, this is my favourite of the books showing examples of techniques and composition for textbooks. I re-read this all the time for inspiration, and her ideas for materials are good. I recently started using a fountain pen with waterproof ink due to some examples in this book.
Beautiful layout, some of the artists here have exceptional composition skills, which is sometimes difficult in a small sketchbook.