“Personal visual research—books that inspire me”

There are many artists that inspire me, and there are SO MANY THINGS FOR ME TO LEARN! In this post you can see some of the books that I read with great interest, most of them my own.

 

My latest gem.
My latest gem.
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A book on image transfers—packed with techniques.
One of the older books that teaches how to draw faces/girls.
One of the older books that teaches how to draw faces/girls.
A great book on creating backgrounds.
A great book on creating backgrounds.
Amazing book about lettering.
Amazing book about lettering.
A great mixed media book for non-drawers.
A great mixed media book for non-drawers.
Another book that teaches drawing whimsical girls.
Another book that teaches drawing whimsical girls.
A book full of beautiful abstract art.
A book full of beautiful abstract art.
A great help for my Gelli plate printing which I used for a few projects during this academic year.
A great help for my Gelli plate printing which I used for a few projects during this academic year.
A book from my local library—I've found a few good ideas in there.
A book from my local library—I’ve found a few good ideas in there.
An older book that taught me how to people the "Quentin Blake" way. Simple and humorous.
An older book that taught me how to people the “Quentin Blake” way. Simple and humorous.
A great small book.
A great small book.

There are a few more books about drawing and image transfer which I will add tomorrow (when my scanner stops playing about and does what it’s supposed to do!).

Yes, scanner working now, so here is more inspiration:

My absolute top favourite at the moment! Can't wait to start putting it to practice.
My absolute top favourite at the moment! Can’t wait to start putting it to practice.
A great thorough book about drawing.
A great thorough book about drawing.
More drawing.
More drawing.
A love these types of drawings.
A love these types of drawings.

 

A very important one. Will read from cover to back.
A very important one. Will read from cover to back.
There are not many books for mixed media in our university library, but I did find this one. It has a few pages that are inspiring.
There are not many books for mixed media in our university library, but I did find this one. It has a few pages that are inspiring.

These are some of the books I love to go through, and as soon as I’m finished with this academic year, I’ll dive right back in.

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