Challenging the Boundaries Between Descriptions and Processes of Describing
Author: Wendy Gunn
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Social Science
Every description of the world we inhabit embodies certain processes of describing. In "Fieldnotes and Sketchbooks" researchers from the fields of anthropology, architecture and fine art reflect on the descriptive practices characteristic of their respective disciplines, and the potential of alternative modalities of description to challenge the boundaries that divide them. Contributors focus on the interconnections between writing, imaging, drawing and reading, exploring the many ways in which different media and notational systems can be used in contexts of learning to facilitate the movement of knowledge across the three disciplines.
Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers
Author: Timothy O'Donnell
Publisher: Rockport Pub
This book explores influential designers’ sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer’s thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices. Featured designers include Ralph Caplan, Nigel Holmes, Chris Bigg, Eva Jiricna, Jason Munn, Gary Baseman, Marian Bantjes, and many others.
Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media
Author: Sarah Ahearn Bellemare
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This book shows how to use an artist's sketchbook in a new way. Instead of the "classic" idea of an artist sketching in a sketchbook, the author shows how to use sketchbooks as a daily working tool. While they begin as a place to collect ideas and inspirations, readers learn how those collections, scraps, ideas, and doodles can lead directly to, and fuel ideas for future mixed media paintings. Specific how to's, techniques, creative prompts, and project ideas are introduced in each chapter to guide the reader through creating individual works of art which launch from a variety of themes. Each chapter includes an interview with well-known artists and bloggers who will share a peek into their sketchbooks and journals and readers will learn how they stay inspired and creative. This is an inspiring and fresh collection of photographs, ideas, and projects that the reader can use on their own to create their own sketchbooks and mixed media works of art whether they are a seasoned artist or someone just starting out on their creative journey.
Artists use sketchbooks for a myriad of purposes - to capture a moment, to develop an idea, to record a scene... This book advises on how to enjoy keeping a sketchbook and how to make the most of their use. With practical examples throughout, it is a beautiful and valuable guide that will inspire you to pick up a pencil or brush, mark the page and start your own visual diary. Topics covered include looking at different types of sketchbooks - their size, theme and purpose; ideas for drawing and painting in a sketchbook inside, outside or while travelling and advice on professional sketchbooks and scrapbooks. It considers all types of sketchbooks - their size, theme and purpose and gives ideas for drawing and painting in a sketchbook inside, outside or while travelling. With advice on professional sketchbooks and scrapbooks and profiles of a range of artists who provide inspiration and examples, this will appeal to artists, illustrators, designers and everyone involved in visual arts. Beautifully illustrated with 243 colour photographs.
A young art student enlists as a combat engineer in World War One. He draws what he sees in a number of canvas-bound sketchbooks which he carries in his helmet. From the time he enters training camp, throughout many battles and until he returns to the U.S. after the Armistice, he is constantly drawing whatever is around him. Once he is home, he returns to art school and his sketchbooks are put away. Ninety years later, his son runs across them in his attic. The Lost Sketchbooks is the book that tells the story of his experiences in The Great War and finally shares his marvelous artwork with the world.
First published between 1939 and 1945, these entirely original pieces for beginners provide an interesting and positive musical experience while building technical skills and sight reading. Songs start simply and incrementally add more difficulty as students progress through the book. Virtuoso pianist Janice Weber provides additional guidance with an MP3 download for each piece.
Doddle and Sketch and Draw oh my! This sketchbook is the perfect place to create your masterpiece. Filled with 100+ blank pages, this drawing book is perfect for teens, everybody and who love to create. With 7 x10 sized pages and a high-quality full-color SOFT glossy cover, this unruled book is perfect for school. With a blank book for drawing you can assure yourself that downtime is creative time. Creativity journals are a great way to relieve stress and this sketchbook is perfect way to capture whatever your imagination comes up with. Use this journal for: Blank Page Notebook For Kids Drawing Books For Kids Artist's Sketchbook Sketch Book Journals Travelers Doodle Notebook Journals To Draw In For Boys & Girls And much more...
The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives
Author: Richard Brereton
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Now published in paperback, Sketchbooks provides a revealing glimpse into the inner workings and private inspiration of creatives from the worlds of advertising, design, graphic design, fashion design, art, street art, and illustration. The material is complemented by interviews in which artists explain how they use their sketchbooks and how they relate to finished works. These, along with the sketchbooks themselves, give readers a direct and unmediated insight into the process of research and creation.
The paintings executed by Kurt Jackson (b.1961) do not reveal his day-to-day working practice. Behind his finished canvases are hundreds of sketchbooks borne out of his continual routine of making drawings, marks, notes, poems and scribbles. This book examines the importance of the sketchbook to Jackson.
A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Carto
Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Quarry Books
This book shares large full-color images and profiles each of the high-profile, amazingly talented artists that discuss their sketchbooks and how they use them. People are fascinated by artist's sketchbooks. They offer a glimpse into private pages where artists brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas, and keep track of their musings. Artists use these journals to document their daily lives, produce their initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice their skills. Using a variety of media from paint to pencil to collage, these pages can become works of art themselves. They often feel fresh and alive because they are first thoughts and often not reworked. These pages capture the artist's personalities along with glimpses of their process of working and inspirations.
Panda Power! This cute sketchbook for kids is the perfect place for children to express their creativity. Stuffed full with 50 crisp white blank pages, kids will find hours of enjoyment sketching, drawing or doodling. This 8.5 x 11 notebook is a nice large sketchbook for little hands and is perfect to use with crayons, markers or even craft paints. Kids drawing books are a nice screen-free activity to help develop imagination and self expression. Cute Sketchbooks make a great gift for tweens or teens too. Order multiple styles and designs to save for rainy day sketching or drawing or to use as personal doodle diaries!