Category Archives: Art

Review: The Art of Looking Up by Catherine McCormack

There is a saying that human beings, as a whole, tend to not look up when going about their everyday life. Which is a shame, when you think about some of the world’s masterpieces and how they were formed on high and beautiful ceilings. Continue reading

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Review: The World at Night by Babak Tafreshi

The World at Night is a stunning look at the night sky. It’s so easy to take our nightly view for granted, and that is something that Babak Tafreshi wanted to change with writing this book. This novel features over two hundred photographs from all over the world, all featuring the stunning night sky from different vantage points. Continue reading

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Review: Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing by Flora Weycott

Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing is a helpful guide book for any new artists, or artists hoping to advance their drawing techniques. Written by Flora Weycott, this book does exactly what it promises. It gives the readers a foundation in which they can then go ahead and drawing anything they so desire. Continue reading

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Review: The Draw Any Animal Book

The Draw Any Animal Book is a compilation of artwork and instructions created by the one and only Robert Lambry. These images were actually all drawn back in the 1920s and 30s, but now they’ve been all compiled (and translated) for us in this helpful guide. Continue reading

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Review: The Art of Watercolor Lettering

The Art of Watercolor Lettering combines two of my great loves: watercolors and lettering. This book is perfect for anybody who has wanted to try something new. Or for somebody who’s been anxious to try their hand at this combined medium. Continue reading

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Review: Lettering for Absolute Beginners

Lettering for Absolute Beginners is the latest lettering book to capture my attention. But before I deep dive into the review, I should draw your attention to the full title of this book: Lettering for Absolute Beginners: Using Faux Calligraphy to Create Simple Versatile Projects. Continue reading

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Review: En Plein Air: Watercolor

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Ron Stocke Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of En Plein Air: Watercolor through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. En Plein Air: Watercolor is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Review: The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro

The Collector’s Apprentice is the latest novel by B. A. Shapiro. Like her other novels, this one focuses mostly on the art world. Unlike the other novels, this one is mostly about art collectors as opposed to artists. It’s a refreshing change, and honestly provided for a new perspective and take on the storytelling styles Shapiro prefers. Continue reading

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Review: 101 Textures in Oil and Acrylic: Practical techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces by Mia Tavonatti

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Mia Tavonatti Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of 101 Textures in Oil and Acrylic through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. 101 Textures in Oil and … Continue reading

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Review: En Plein Air: Acrylic by Mark Mehaffey

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Mark Mehaffey Released: December 18th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of En Plein Air: Acrylic through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. En Plein Air: Acrylic is one of … Continue reading

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