Category Archives: Art

Review: Colorways: Acrylic Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to pain whimsical artwork in vibrant acrylic by Megan Wells

Colorways: Acrylic Animals is a really cute and inspiring guide. I loved the art style included, and personally found both the style and the guide to be soothing. I felt like the way Megan Wells explained everything made a lot of sense, and made the idea of getting started a lot less intimidating than it can sometimes be. Continue reading

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Review: Literary Places by Sarah Baxter and Amy Grimes

Literary Places is an absolutely striking collection of locations that are mentioned in literary works. They’re all real locations, of course. This novel includes beautiful hand drawn images of some of the most iconic locations, as well as a brief bit of information about each one. Continue reading

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Review: Art Studio Secrets: More Than 300 Tools and Techniques to Inspire Creativity by Marjorie Sarnat

Art Studio Secrets is the perfect book for any creative looking for a touch of inspiration. Unlike a lot of art books, Art Studio Secrets doesn’t spend chapters (or even the whole book) focusing on one specific subject. Instead, it covers dozens of different mediums, ideas, and techniques. Continue reading

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Painting With Bob Ross: Learn to Paint in Oil Step by Step!

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing Author: Walter Foster Creative Team Release: October 2nd 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating:  I received a copy of Painting with Bob Ross through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is a really fun … Continue reading

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Review: Paint Alchemy: Exploring Process-Driven Techniques through Design, Pattern, Color, Abstraction, Acrylic and Mixed Media by Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

Publisher: Quarry Books Author: Eva Marie Magill-Oliver Released: November 6th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of Paint Alchemy through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Every now and then you come across an art … Continue reading

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Review: Drawing Dark Fantasy by Steve Beaumont

Publisher: Dover Publications Author: Steve Beaumont Released: October 17th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of Drawing Dark Fantasy in exchange for a fair and honest review. Drawing Dark Fantasy is a fantastic sourcebook for any artist that … Continue reading

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Review: Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook: Essential Instruction and 90+ Worksheets for Modern and Classic Styles – Easy Tear-Out Practice Sheets for Alphabets, Quotes, and More by Abbey Sy

Publisher: Rockport Publishers Author: Abbey Sy Released: October 16th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I’ve been reading a lot of … Continue reading

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Review: Minibeasts: True Rulers of Our World and the Key to Our Survival by Alan Henderson

Publisher: Exisle Publishing Author: Alan Henderson Released: October 16th 2018 Received: NetGalley Warnings: Not for those that are Entomophobic or Arachnophobic. Rating: I received a copy of Minibeasts through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Minibeasts is … Continue reading

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Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Author: Debbie Tung Release: January 19th 2019 Received: NetGalley Rating:  I received a copy of Book Love through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Book Love is perfect for any book lovers out … Continue reading

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Review: Conscious Creativity: Look. Connect. Create. By Philippa Stanton

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press Author: Philippa Stanton Released: November 13th 2018 Received: NetGalley Rating: I received a copy of Conscious Creativity through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Conscious Creativity was such an interesting read. I feel … Continue reading

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