Sue Bleiweiss has put together a really lovely book here. Kudos to her for herding up 24 woman artists and 12 interesting themes (eg, dwellings, circles, weathered beauty).
Sue is the force behind the blog The Sketchbook Challenge which is currently in its second year. Her keen eye for design is present in this appealing book both in its smaller-than-usual size and, oh man, I am a sucker for rounded corners on a book.
The book lays out the themes and then two artists address their process from initial sketches to finished artwork. This is a broad overview, naturally. There are technique sections within each theme but, largely, this is a book to inspire you to find your own process.
At the bottom of this post you will find the giveaways with instructions, OK? See the list of "hoppers" down there too! All of the artists from the book are participating.
My theme for the book is Dwellings. Yes, it was perfect for me. I started out with small drawings and compositional sketches, expanding on my stones and little hut-like houses. Here are samples of some of the patterns, textures and compositions I was playing with.
In addition to a regular sketchbook or journal, I like to use small portfolios when I am starting a new series. This portfolio is of the rescued book variety. The instructions are based on this video.
From The Artist Cellar A complete set of Artist Cellar Stencils - that’s 28 stencils total! Total retail value $120.
From My Creative Classroom: a free seat to any of their online classes Total retail value $45!
Wow! This is like a game show!
SO, throw your name in the hat by leaving a comment on this post.
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Indicate which of the prizes you would like
Stencils OR Free Class
I will draw names on July 10!
Here is the blog hop schedule
The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop is sponsored by:
Good Luck! And I hope you'll enjoy the book.