Apr 18, 2014
For those of you who have gotten my book, it would be nice if you could write some reviews on the book seller websites. Thank you to everyone who bought my masterpiece and thank you beforehand for writing a review for me. You can write them for bookdepository.com, Waterstones, Amazon.com.uk, Amazon.com, fishpond.com (Australia), loot.co.za (South Africa), bokus.com (Sweden). I'm all over the planet.
Apr 17, 2014
I've written before about Alex Gross, the best painter in America. See above examples. Here is what he said about my new book. "It's fantastic! I am always impressed by good sketchbook drawers/ life observers/ obsessive compulsive's. Its just a beautiful book. I am also going to buy a book for my mom, who is also an artist and who I think will really dig it." Look, if the greatest painter in America is buying one for his mom, then the rest of you people should be doing the same. Plus I got an e-mail from Pratt Institute. It's one of the best art schools in the country. They ordered my book for their library. It's a must see for all college art school students. Immediate delivery anywhere in the world from bookdepository.com or in europe at Waterstones.
Apr 16, 2014
I recently visited Lost Angeles, California. This time I really enjoyed myself. I was there visiting artists, Darcy Leslie and Danny Gregory. Darcy was my first roommate in New York when I moved there in the 80's. Seems that Darcy has been taking painting lessons for a few years and her work blew me away. I haven't been to LA in many decades. So this was my first encounter with what she has been up to. Darcy in real life is an owner of a great visual effects company in Venice, Brewster Parsons. She is one of the people I thanked in my new book. I consider her family.
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Recently I have been checking out the blogs of some Urban Sketchers. Veronica Lawlor, Steven Gardener, Andrea Joseph and Lapin are the ones in particular. As I was scanning Lapin's site, I came upon something quite brilliant. So genius, it made me jealous. A simple idea indeed. Along his sidebar, there is a little sentence that is a live link. The words read: my secret sketching gear! So I clicked on it. There it was, drawings of all his sketching materials. Damn, I wish I thought of that. Usually I would just steal that idea and then over time try to claim credit for it. This idea was so perfect that I just couldn't abscond with it. I did do my own version which is really just the same as Lapin's. If you go to my blog and click on the moleskine book with the words, my art supplies, on it, you'll see what I've done. The reason this is so amazing is because it solves a big problem. I get tons of e-mails from people asking me what pen do I use, or what watercolor set do I use and on and on. I'm sure Lapin gets the same requests too. Now all I do is what the Rabbit does. I just send them my link. Plus they can just find the information themselves so no one ever really has to ask me again. A big thank you to the Rabbit from the Squirrel. Now if you want to see what I've done with all my art supplies, it's all in my new book, An Excuse to Draw. Instant shipping anywhere in the world, at bookdepository.com
or in Europe at Waterstones.
Apr 12, 2014
This is page 10 of my book. An illustration of me sketching on the street done by, Seattle Times illustrator, Gabi Campanario. There are those who claim my new book, "An Excuse To Draw," is the greatest drawing book ever to be sold. Now if only I could find some of those people. If you are willing to purchase this baby, you will be hugely rewarded. Inside there are 360 of my best drawings and paintings from around the world. That is a whole lot of artiness. I am not a quantity artist. There are a lot of sketchers who love to make 10 sketches in a day, knocking out loosey-goosey drawings. Mine are all painstakingly done, taking years off my life. My drawings are filled with so much minutia, your head will explode looking a them. It is 214 pages long. Besides the artwork, there are stories as only I can tell. I know I'm not everyone's cup of tea but I can weave a tale or two. There are also photos and I do reveal some secrets. And of course, Michelangelo wrote the forward. So don't be the only one in your neighborhood to miss out. You can get it shipped to you instantly anywhere in the world at bookdepository.com or Waterstones. My publisher is working to move the date it will ship from Amazon up but in the meantime you can get it at these other places online.
Apr 7, 2014
I thought it would be good to ask a 6 year old what she thinks of my new book, An Excuse To Draw. Well, maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. So I made a commercial showing just how beloved my new book really is. Remember you can buy it at bookdepository.com and have it shipped immediately anywhere in the world. In Europe, get if from Waterstones.