Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles Julia Kay, editor



Review: Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles
Julia Kay, editor
Watson-Guptill Publications
2017



What a great little book to thumb through!  I’m an admirer of art more than an artist.  Had to put that disclaimer up first, but admirers have a bit of role in the making of art, too.  Kay assembled the work of quite a few folks who used several different mediums and approaches for this one.  Each page was a new scene for me. Art on a phone?!  New kind of crayons? Yep, that can happen.  And as I read through the comments from her and those that presented their work here I found ideas I hadn’t seen before, products used I’d not heard of, and some down to earth advice from bunches of people. 

The publishers used some nice paper and printing for this collection, and that added to my enjoyment.  I like books that feel like books and images that reveal marks from the artists as they worked.  I enjoyed the variety of styles as well as the mediums too.  Realistic to abstract is what I call it.  I’m sure some of you could be much more specific as to that last evaluation, though.

I’ll keep this one around and browse it again.  It’s fun, informative, and who knows might even set of a spark or two of inspiration for me.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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