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Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists Flexibound – June 1, 2011
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Drawn In seems like an extension of the blog in a book format.
There are 44 artists featured in this book. Each comes with a profile, an interview and pages from their sketchbooks. There's a nice variety of wildly differing styles, all very unique and raw.
Most are doodles of imagination, some simple, some intricate, there are pages drawn with pencils and others created from mixed media.
It's interesting to see what these artists fill in their sketchbooks because you can never guess what's inside. Katy Horan draws dark spooky women, Rob Dunlavey seems to like to draw castles, Chad Kouri creates lettering, Ted McGrath's book is well worn with the many things pasted onto the pages.
I like the interviews that talk about how they use their sketchbooks, their various inspiration, and you can learn more about their personalities. With the exception of the author, the rest of the artists are all new to me.
Delightful book. More for those who like doodle-like imaginative drawings.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
The usual domain of unspoken self-reflection is generously shared in response to questions about courage, beginning work, showing, selling, personal reverie.
Multiple two-page spreads for each of the 44 artist's work are depicted with answers to: what childhood influence most impacts your artistic life now? what do you use your sketchbook for (casual sketch, finished work before presentation, working out composition and color palette, brain hard drive to remember new ideas, experimenting, etc)? how many sketchbooks do you have? why that size of book? what media do you use in sketchbooks? when and where do you sketch? what is your work process? is your completed work similar or different than your sketchbooks?
Also view DVD 1000 Journals, read Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art, Inner Journeying Through Art-journaling: Learning to See And Record Your Life As a Work of Art and Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being.Read more ›
This book is quite simply gorgeous. A real feast for the eyes. I am a real people watcher, I love to sit on benches in shopping centres and watch, making up stories about the passers by. I love to read blog posts sneaky peeking inside people's studios. My guilty afternoon pleasure used to be Through The Keyhole before they started staging it a bit to much. So to be able to see inside so many sketchbooks at one time is just, well, like handing over the key to the secret chocolate stash. It's such an intimate thing for the people involved to show, accompanied with short interview questions, it gives a real insight into each particular persons thought process.
What I particularly like is that it's not just one type of creative person showing their books. There are artists, cartoonists, typographers (is that the right word?) so much diversity. I also liked the inclusion of people across the globe - usually I've found craft books are mainly people from the USA which, granted, this book did still have a lot of but I was pleasantly surprised to see people from England, Scotland, Singapore etc. represented.
I took this book away with me on holiday and read it from cover to cover in the evenings while we were away. Since we've been back I've read it again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not very inspiring. It might have been better if it included finished work by the same artists to show what these raw and sometimes crude sketches became. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lisa Ridolfi
I returned this book immediately when I got it. disappointed with the sketch in the book, even the interviews are boring and don't inspired anyway. Don't buy it.Published on January 12, 2013 by Wei
Anything by Julia Rothman is a must-have. This book brings together a pile of sketchers with incredible diversity. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by jamiepeeps
I was very dissappointed with this collection of sketchbook works.
I would prefer that they not show their private thoughts as they were just plain ugly and rehashes of poorly... Read more
I would probably have been more enthralled with this book if I had seen it before Danny Gregory's "An Illustrated Life" (or if I were a professional artist), but this book comes at... Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Sometimes when I only look at my own journal and sketch books I can get in a rut. This book is marvelous for teaching (and reminding) me of the myriad of other perspectives. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Judy Cuddihee
A peek into the inspiring sketchbooks of 44 fine artists, illustrators, graphic designers and cartoonists is right up my alley. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Jambo