3 Books That Will Bring Out Your Inner Artist
Even if you can't tell a pencil from a pastel, these books will coax your artwork onto the page.
O, The Oprah Magazine |
January 10, 2012
"Do a really ugly drawing." "Scribble wildly, violently, with reckless abandon." "Draw lines while in motion." Wreck This Journal
encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process. Download the book's digital companion, Wreck This App
, for tools like a fingerprint stamp and virtual ink that "drips" when you tilt your screen.
In the 1920s, surrealists played a collaborative game in which each person took a turn illustrating a small fragment while looking only at the bit directly before their own. Eventually, a fantastical group drawing would be revealed. This modern take features the work of 100 artists, whose images may inspire your own game.
Bored with doodling the same old puppy dogs and smiley faces? This sturdy journal pairs blank pages with inventive, sometimes off-the-wall drawing prompts that can appeal to the eager beginner (draw a skateboard, a hammock), the more experienced sketcher (a three-toed sloth, a robot), and the whimsical visionary (a Beatles song, the sound of girlish laughter).