Monday, February 26, 2018

The Little Book of Learning Fun Hobbies

We enjoyed discovering the "Little Books" that pack a big punch from Walter Foster Publishing. In this new series, artists and hobbyists are able to learn a variety of interesting art topics, including manga, hand-lettering, and sketching, in a small and portable format. The books are filled with practice pages, creative exercises, and fun prompts, wonderful for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals in an entertaining way.
The Little Book of Manga Drawing has more than 50 tips and techniques for learning the art of manga and anime by Jeannie Lee and Samantha Whitten. This book shows the basic manga drawing techniques through step-by-step projects, creative prompts, and ideas. 

The Little Book of Lettering and Word Design has more 50 tips and techniques for mastering a variety of stylish, elegant, and contemporary hand-written alphabets by Cari Ferraro and John Stevens. It introduces how inks, nibs, pens and paper can be used to write a variety of traditional calligraphy alphabets and contemporary hand lettered fonts.   
The Little Book of Sketching has more than 100 quirky and clever ideas for sketching our way through daily life by Matt Andrews. We like how this book gives us ideas on how to pass time while waiting at appointments or at the airport using a pencil, sketchpad and our imagination. The book is filled with witty sketches that helps us turn life's bring events into inspired artistic moments. The book starts of by showing simple drawing ideas with minimal tools to make sketching accessible to anyone, anywhere. The ideas in this book will help with the creative process and bring smiles, reduce stress and deliver creative inspiration. The book also includes practice pages, and is in a portable format for creativity on the go.  

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