Do you want start or become better at sketching? You can’t go wrong with these books –
The Art of Urban Sketching: drawing on location around the world by Gabriel Campanario
Urban Sketching: the complete guide to techniques by Thomas Thorspecken
The Creative License: giving yourself permission to be the artist you truly are by Danny Gregory
An Illustrated Life: drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrators and designers by Danny Gregory
Watercolor Journeys: create your own travel sketchbook by Richard Schilling
For inspiration, look at:
When Wanderers Cease to Roam: a traveler’s journal of staying put by Vivian Swift
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
For mixed-media artistic experiments, try these –
Art Lab for Kids: 52 creative adventures in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper and mixed-media for budding artists of all ages by Susan Schwake
Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists – 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun by Carla Sonheim.
Also, look at anything by Keri Smith to get your head out of that rut. “Wreck this Journal” is a mandatory purchase.