--Danny Gregory, The Creative License and An Illustrated Life
Christina Lopp and Gay Kraeger introduce viewers to the art and craft of using watercolor drawings in journals. They begin the five-part presentation by discussing supplies, such as types of paper and bindings, watercolor palettes, brushes, and permanent markers, and explaining the basics of the color wheel and how to blend complementary and neutral colors. They introduce the concept of blind contour drawing and demonstrate quick-draw techniques, different types of lettering and shading, and more. Lopp and Kraeger present in a very folksy and approachable style. The disc includes links to their web site as well as a brief promotion for the soundtrack. While those with some artistic talent will gain the most from this presentation, it is very accessible for the novice. A welcome addition to most arts and crafts collections and for journal writers who wish to enhance the look of their work. Tom Budlong, Atlanta, Library Journal --Library Journal
About the Actor
Gay Kraegeris a graphic designer and illustrator, having worked as a production artist for many years. Even though she was an art major in school, she didn t draw much until she saw Lopp s France drawings that inspired Kraeger to start keeping a journal.