Monday, March 22, 2010
My new book- ready for pre-sales!
Note: I'm so honorred many of you are pre-ordering this book! I would love to have you go to the Amazon page, scroll down, and add you comment in the forum I started- write a note about why you are excited for this book, to help inspire other possible buyers.
You can now go to Amazon and pre-order my new book "Creative Illustration Workshop" which I wrote and illustrated. All of the 200+ images in the book are my illustrations and sketches, and other surprises. Published by Quarry Books, you'll have 144 pages of my inspirations, tips for fighting creative block, and places to find subjects for a story...like your refrigerator. Yes, you read that right. I was so please with the cover - I designed the image, and the designer selected the type. I've been able to be quite hands on with many aspects of the book, which is nice.
My hope is that when you finish the book, you'll look at your home and surroundings as a huge library of material - always there to give you fresh stories and things to draw and paint. I also have a section with a sequence exercise that helps express feelings and emotions - art as a cathartic guide, in other words.
Who will like this book? Anyone that appreciates my blog and my compassion for animals and nature that comes through in my art. Anyone that loves Pino. Anyone that loves the incredible array of texture in the natural world. People with whim in their hearts. People that need a little whim in their hearts. Anyone that's lossed a loved one or had a broken heart. Anyone that needs to tweak their perspective on making art. If you want to draw like Leonardo da Vinci, this book is not for you. If you get mad when someone draws outside the lines, this book probably isn't for you.
When more of the design work is completed by the publisher, I'll upload some spreads on Amazon. Rest assured that each page is full of my art and personality. But you can pre-order now if you like [and Amazon guarantees you the best price if the price has dropped by the actual publication date.]