I believe that you can learn anything and everything from books. So it should come as no surprise that I have quite a collection of art books. Here are a few of my absolute favouries that I am sure will help you on your art journaling journey.
The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict by Eric Scott and David Modler
If you want to use your art journal as a part sketchbook, part diary, part dream journal, part daily planner, part to-do list and part doodle pad, this book will have you covered. You’ll get basic information on the supplies and materials needed to start your journal experience, step-by-step techniques using water colors, acrylic paint, image transfers and more, and in-depth demos on creating richly layered pages that elevate your humble journal page to a dynamic illustrated document.
An art-making workshop in a book, Creating Art at the Speed of Life offers a 30-day syllabus, introducing and exploring each element in a series of exercises, along with worksheets to help you evaluate your work and make it more successful and satisfying.
I’ve found this to be the best resource to learn about composition and color. Dina also includes a number of color and design tips, page challenges, and 10 step-by-step demonstrations, which are a treasure trove of information and will have you creating amazingly artistic pages in no time.
Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages by Lynne Perrella
For an inspiring, intimate glimpse into the personal pages of a wide variety of artists and journal keepers, along with some tips and techniques, look no further than this book.
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