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Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures Paperback – Jun 27 2011
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About the Author
Cathy Johnson has written 35 books on art and natural history. She has been a contributing editor, writer and illustrator for The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist and Country Living for over a decade, and was staff naturalist for Country Living. She has a popular group blog called Sketching in Nature, http://naturesketchers.blogspot.com. She also teaches online workshops at www.cathyjohnson.info and runs blogs at katequicksilvr.livejournal.com and cathyjohnsonart.blogspot.com.
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It's packed with lots of tips on finding ideas, and from there, you can discover which style suits you. This book really brings across how fun sketching can be.
There are 27 artists who share their sketch pages in this book. Some of them are Danny Gregory, Nina Johansson, Liz Steel, Lapin, Cathy Johnson herself, of course, and many more. They also share their insights.
Since this book is about journaling, the examples are mostly about illustrating what you see. It can be drawing people, places, animals or food. It's very inspiring to check out all the artists' work, even the seemingly mundane stuff look interesting when illustrated.
Highly recommended, especially to sketchbook lovers.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Beautiful layout, some of the artists here have exceptional composition skills, which is sometimes difficult in a small sketchbook.
Pages are well constructed and easy to follow. ex.1st explain a material or technique, then "Try this" pages.
There are daily journal style, travel journal style and so forth...
I haven't finish reading the book, so I cannot give 5- star yet.
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Great book. Neat to look at. Filled with ideas. Doesn't prattle on about supplies (which I find a lot of these books do). Read morePublished 3 months ago by W G Miller
It is just great- so many ideas and instructions. I have started putting into practice the instructions for different applications in journalling and drawing or saving mementos of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have always admired the artwork of Cathy Johnson, and after reading many of the awesome reviews for this book, I decided to purchase it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Holly Johnson
Awesome pictures and suggestions on "how to" - my journal pages are now jumping off the page!Published 23 months ago by Mary Pinniger