Monday, October 3, 2016
Draw like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook by Patricia Geis (Abrams Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Abrams Books, Art, Art and artists, Draw like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook, Patricia Geis
Every Thursday, both of us join in with the awesome #PortraitChallenge Twitter art prompts, curated by superpowered artist extraordinaire Sarah McIntyre. Sarah chooses a classic painting and Twitter art fans join in with their own interpretations of the work.
The results are always stunning, and it's fantastic to see everyone's unique take on each work.
So imagine how delighted we both were to find a whole BOOK devoted to drawing, painting and producing collage works of self-portraits by some of the most widely recognised artists of the last two centuries.
In Patricia Geis' "Draw Like an Artist: A Self Portrait Sketchbook" you'll find works by the likes of Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and many others - each rendered in a different technique with the encouragement for you to have a go at producing your own self portrait in that style.
So here's our friend Vincent...
|An awesome hat, but can you fill in the fella underneath?|
Most of our favourite artists pop up in the book, including Frida Kahlo...
|Frida and her wonderful monkeys. Challenging stuff!|
|Albrecht Durer could easily have played lead guitar for Metallica with those lovely locks!|
Daddy's favourite bit: As we've come to expect from Abrams, a fascinating mix of art activity and art history book, fused together into something that will completely and thoroughly absorb you for absolutely ages as you work through it. What a fantastic idea!
(Kindly supplied for review by Abrams Books)
"Draw Like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook"
Written and Illustrated by Patricia Geis
Published by Abrams Books
Publication Date: 20th September 2016