En Plein Air: Acrylic

Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic

by Mark Mehaffey

It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.

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En Plein Air: Watercolor

Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor

by Ron Stocke

The Little Book of Cartooning & Illustration

More than 50 tips and techniques for drawing characters, animals, and expressions

by Maury Aaseng; Clay Butler; Jim Campbell; Dan D’Addario; Alex Hallat; Joe Oesterle

Paint Alchemy

Exploring Process-Driven Techniques through Design, Pattern, Color, Abstraction, Acrylic and Mixed Media

by Eva Marie Magill-Oliverpaint alchemy.jpg

Lee Hammond’s All New Big Book of Drawing

Beginner’s Guide to Realistic Drawing Techniques

by Lee Hammonddrawing.jpg

Collage Workshop for Kids

Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle Museum

by Shannon Merensteincollage

I remember reading Eric Carle’s books to my children when they were young and coming back to them time and again.  That along with my love of creativity and art is what drew me to this book.

I was not disappointed!  Filled with fantastic projects and other ideas to try, this is a wonderful book for parents and teachers.  I would especially recommend it to homeschooling families.

May you find joy among the pages…and create your own!

I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

5/5 stars

Painting with Bob Ross

Learn to paint in oil step by step!bob ross.jpg

by Bob Ross Inc

Illustration Studio: Inking Animals

A modern, interactive drawing guide to traditional illustration techniques

by Sova Huovaink.jpg

Nature Art Workshop


Tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects for creating nature-inspired art

by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong

I found this inspirational, with instructions on how to press flowers and make art from found natural objects such as stones, leaves, shells, wood, and feathers.  It’s not project heavy, allowing you to bring your own creativity.

The background watercolor illustrations were even prettier than the main content, but this may have been the cause of difficult load in Adobe Reader.  I would recommend buying the print version rather than electronic.

I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars.