Drawing From Life

Another book from my shelf

Drawing from Life

Dawing from LIfe: The Journal as Art     Jennifer New

Keeping a journal has become a popular means of creativity and self-expression.

Here the works of 35 contemporary and historical journal keepers are explored through visual elements such as drawings, photos, collage, charts and detritus taped into journal pages. The images are accompanied by profiles that highlight journal-keeping habits and the creative process driving the writer.

The examples used here have been provided by contributors from all professions and walks of life, including David Byrne, Mike Figgis, Carol Beckwith and Sophie Binder. Their examples will provide journalers with a host of new ideas to enhance their own journals.

Book review and a look inside the book, click on: Parka Blogs

Drawing from life, John Copeland_

Books on Sketchbooks

I love drawing and working in sketchbooks, this is a passion of mine. Over the years I have created many sketchbooks and continue to do so. I also love looking at books about sketchbooks.Today I introduce you to this one:

by author Richard Brereton

To read a great review and to see several pages from inside the  book visit this page on my favourite blog: Brain Pickings



"New" - Palouse sketchbook "Mapping the trip"

Here is a sampling from the "map journeys" book I created while on this trip to the Palouse area of SE Washington.