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Inkblot: Drip, Splat, and Squish Your Way to Creativity Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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Innovative artist, Margaret Peot shows us how to take a simple ink blot and transforming it into an incredible piece of art. Blots can be made with ink or paint- by smudging, spraying and so many more interesting techniques. The results can be very amazing and quite breathtaking.
And for anyone suffering from the occasional artist block- no big deal! Inkblot is the perfect springboard that sets the stage for brand new images and ideas that literally stare you in the face.
Inkblot by Margaret Peot is a MUST- have for any artist. But enough talk- check out what I created from simple inkblots: check out my art site at:
Inkblot is a Fantastic book and I highly recommend it!
Simply put, just drop, brush, or swab ink on one side of a creased paper. Add a few drops of water. Fold the inked paper in half, and press firmly to make a symmetrical image. Unfold the paper to check the image and add more ink if you are not satisfied with the result. The types of paper and inks that you use will make all the difference in the quality of the finished product.
All right, so we know the steps to create a proper inkblot. Chapter 2 shows us how to add lines and colors to the blob to make it more recognizable. This is as simple as drawing around what you see in your blot and then coloring it in. It's a lot like lying on your back, looking at clouds and picking out shapes. If you having trouble getting started, try thinking of the inkblots as puzzles where you are looking for hidden images. They are there, just cleverly disguised.
I think this book is so inspiring. Before reading this, I had never known about the world of inkblots. It's so neat that the ink is just waiting on the paper for your interpretation. The final outcome is unique - what do you see? Check out Margaret's Subway Inkblog Blog to view the projects that others have made. Or visit the Inkblot Book's Channel for dozens of cool videos. What a wonderful and unique book this is!
Glad we purchased it. Our artists are enjoying experimenting with ink.
The book is well organized and easy to navigate. It's as if Margaret Peot is sitting right next to you patiently explaining everything that you need to know. First Ms. Peot discusses a wide variety of ways to make inkblots, then she directs you to exactly what materials you will need for each technique. Happily, you don't need more than a handful of supplies, so you can get started without making much of an investment.
Ms. Peot explores in the next sections how to draw into your inkblot, how to "see" into your inkblot, and how to develop a sketchbook. Interspersed in the book are examples of inkblot heros, from Rorshach to Victor Hugo, from Stefan G. Bucher to Justinus Kerner. The examples from Ms. Peot's own work are simply beautiful - truly one of the highlights of the book. There is also a gallery of children's inkblots.
This is a book that can be savored by folks of all ages. I recommend it highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have actually used this book for creative projects in a hospital/care facility, there is something therapeutic about the ink blot, it can be as simple or involved as you would... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Diane Allen
I bought this fine book for its informational use. I think I made a great deal.Published 14 months ago by Onlygameintown
The art teacher in my school uses this book with special needs students in her art class. I am surprised this isn't a standard part of an art teacher's book collection.Published 22 months ago by Jacqueline A. Owens
This book is fabulous! Fun to just look at- real eye candy. I've ordered a new journal to dedicate to ink blots. Every teacher should have one in the class room. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Jenny Sullivan
Havent used the book in a class yet but I love all the amazing ideas in the book. It has great how to do instructions as wellPublished on January 30, 2013 by bill bumbera
The true beauty of this book is that no matter what age you are or what skill level you are at, it is possible to create a true work of art. Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by racheln
I sat down to do a couple of the Inkblot's myself so I could interview the author on my blog. I really had fun attempting to come up with pictures in my inkblots and have never in... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Krista Cubicleblindness