The Decorated Page, Journals, Scrapbooks & Albums Made Simply Beautiful, by Gwen Diehn; The Decorated Journal, Creating Beautifully Expressive Journal Pages, by Gwen Diehn
How to Draw and Paint Fairies, by Linda Ravenscroft
Wreak This Journal, by Keri Smith (This is a great book..you paint, draw, stamp, etc.. right into the book)
Living Out Loud, by Keri Smith
Now, if any of you love to sculpt and get your hands around clay, here are some fabulous clay technique books for your little creatures.
Creating Fantasy Polymer Clay Characters, by Kinko Tilov. Kinko is coming out with a new book in August, 2009 and I can't wait to get my hands on his 2nd book.
Fairies, Gnomes & Trolls, by Maureen Carlson. I love Maureen's books and this book is probably my favorite out of all of them. The techniques and details and step by step instructions are incredible. You will love this book!
Okay, many of you know that I am taking a few workshops online...I am behind on some of them...just not enough time in a day! LOL However, I have been trying to draw or sketch every night before bedtime. These sketches are just ideas and me just practicing and playing around with different techniques. I have found that by taking a piece of artwork from someone I admire, and sketch it out, helps me with my drawing techniques. Try it...grab yourself some colored pencils and a mechanical pencil and just play! See what happens to your blank pages...you will be amazed!
For some reason when I load up horizonal pictues...they come out like this! LOL Oh well...you get the idea...I hope! hehehehe
This sketch was taken from one of Karen's painting over at http://cottonpickinranch.ning.com/ Karen D. Milstein Art Studios creates these amazing angels, and I can't wait until she gets her workshops up on the group over there so I can learn how to draw and paint angels!
This sketch that I'm working on is part of the Cloth & Clay Workshop Challenge on Nursery Rhymes...well my art doll is leaning towards the Queen of Hearts...Only time will tell once I start the doll!
Have a great Friday and until next time!