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Books to inspire your artistic side.

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.

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