We can't wait for Race Point's Color Me Happy— coming out in October 2014! This zen coloring book is comprised of 100 coloring templates that are organized into therapeutically-themed chapters, providing adults with the opportunity to explore the benefits of putting pencil to paper. Art therapist Lucy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer the perfect way to step back from the chaos of everyday life, color, and feel happy!
In the Studio
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Rockport Publishers' Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival and enjoy a look into her creative workspace! The new books are out in September.
If you're looking to try your hand at calligraphy, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know is a wonderful place to start. Consider it an artist's guide to becoming familiar with all mediums and styles, including calligraphy tools and learning to hone impeccable penmanship.
I'm always amazed at Walter Foster's vintage titles: not only are they beautiful and rustic but the artistic tips and advice they provide are still just as relevant as when they were first printed! It goes to show that certain skills—like painting portraits—are truly timeless.
Paper art meets mail, Send Something Beautiful arrives in October
Fiona Gowen's quirky, fun illustrations bring the creative exercises and prompts in 150 Fun Things to Doodle to life, including everything from a personalized robot to a furry sheepdog. Fiona currently works as a freelance illustrator in the UK, but also has design experience in local studios as well as the publishing industry in London. I had the opportunity to chat with Fiona about what inspires her work, as well as her eclectic mix of hobbies and interests (crochet and brewing homemade beer are both on the list!)
We are so excited about Walter Foster's new series, Academy of Art, coming out in November! The first title in the series—The Fundamentals of Drawing—is truly a comprehensive drawing course for the beginning artist.
Enjoy a sneak peak into Fashion Design Lookbook coming out in October 2014!
With Labor Day rolling in this weekend, we're celebrating the end of the season with a little summer color inspiration.
"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." Michelle Held
Paper is such an incredibly underrated artistic medium.
Coming in October: take an early peek at Send Something Beautiful
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