Ideas & Inspirations for Art Journals & Sketchbooks

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If you have been thinking of creating an art journal --or if you've already started one--you'll find valuable inspiration here. Packed with creative ideas and encouraging words, this book will get you going with inspiring examples, helpful information, and meaningful techniques. Artist and author Suzanne McNeill reveals everything you need to know to become an accomplished sketch journalist. She shares insightful tips on choosing a subject, sketching from life, layouts, ...
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Overview

If you have been thinking of creating an art journal --or if you've already started one--you'll find valuable inspiration here. Packed with creative ideas and encouraging words, this book will get you going with inspiring examples, helpful information, and meaningful techniques. Artist and author Suzanne McNeill reveals everything you need to know to become an accomplished sketch journalist. She shares insightful tips on choosing a subject, sketching from life, layouts, lettering, covers and much more.
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Library Journal
10/01/2013
This guide addresses the basic and finer points of keeping a visual diary, such as choice of subject, sketching from life, storytelling, composition, and materials. Crafter, designer, and publisher McNeill (Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being) walks the reader through the range of sketchbook and journal possibilities (including recording personal memories and travel experiences), providing encouragement along the way. VERDICT This highly accessible work will have broad crossover appeal among those interested in art making, hobbies, creative writing, and scrapbooking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574213799
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 387,407
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne McNeill is often known as a Trendsetter for arts and crafts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on. She was the 2011 winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievement Award.
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Table of Contents

Contents
4 The Basics
6 Make It Personal
10 Sketches from Life
12 Lettering Styles
16 Title Pages
20 Books - Covers
22 Collections
28 Events - Holidays
34 Day by Day
38 Maps - Memories
44 Supplies
46 Essentials
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