I’m always on the lookout for books that will inspire me and/or stretch my thinking/skills.
My post today is about two books I have recently acquired, one being a gift and both relating to Sketching/Drawing.
The first is “Everyday Sketching & Drawing” – 5 Steps To A Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit by Steven B. Reddy.
As someone who is trying to ‘loosen up’ in terms sketching/drawing lines, this book has been a revelation! Not only that, there are suggestions for overcoming blocks, time issues, tips and techniques and much, much more.
The second book is, “Rendering In Pen and Ink” by Arthur L.Guptill – 60th Anniversary edition – The Classic Book On Pen and Ink Techniques For Artists, Illustrators, Architects, and Designers.
The amount of helpful content in this book just blows me away! This book is aimed more at Dip pens, Quills and the like, however, the techniques could as easily be applied to the modern day pens.
I see many hours of enjoyment coming my way as I absorb their knowledge and do the exercises in each book.
If you are interested in improving your skills in these areas, I would highly recommend both books.
Written by David Johnson
16 May 2021