Of course reading an art how to book as an e book on a monochrome e reader isn t the full experience But it s a great way to decide whether you want the paper book, and I borrowed it via Kindle Unlimited, so the price was right I recommend this for anyone who wants to do a little art journaling or other painting collage type of art and needs a primer or refresher on materials, composition, color and so forth As a very basic art book it s good, mainly because it s simple and straightforward and takes you through a few fun exercises I found it inspiring, and I ve been trying to inspire my art dabbling, which I haven t done much of lately It would have been nice to see the color images, and I would recommend the paper edition But even in black and white the images were inspiring I liked the author s use of a variety of materials and techniques I learned from this book, and that s what matters. Whether you give this book to a child, a friend or keep it for yourself, Art Journal Freedom by Dina Wakley is an excellent primer on how to art journal It contains the fundamentals of creating a successful art page, explained in clear concise language with a sample of a colourful art journal page by the author to illustrate I borrowed this book from the library but now that I ve read through it, I m sure that it is one for my keeper shelf so I will be off to the bookstore shortly to pick up my own reference copy I wonder what gems of art journal wisdom Dina has added in her second book, Art Journal Courage Art Journal Color Art Journal Composition Art Journal Freedom Color Is All Around Us And We Often Find Ourselves Drawn To Particular Combinations Or Arrangements But How Can You Effectively And Artistically Capture Those Eye Catching Compositions In Your Art Journal It S True, Art Journaling Has No Rules And Is A Safe Place For Free Expression Of Your One Of A Kind Life But Knowledge Is Power And Knowing The Rules Of Color And Composition Gives You The Freedom To Use And Break Them Willfully To Create The Effects You Want Dina Shares These Principles In A Fun And Approachable Way With Dozens Upon Dozens Of Unique Journal Pages To Show You Just Some Of The Many PossibilitiesInside You Will Find Lessons And Tips About Composition And Color Including Dominance And Repetition, Symmetry, Contrast And The Power Of Black And White Step By Step Technique DemonstrationsDozens Of Color And Design Tips And Page Challenges This is a great mixed media art book for the artist who doesn t necessarily have formal art training or background as it covers ideas and concepts that will improve your work and help you grow Dina s colorful and whimsical pieces are very inspiring and she offers prompts and challenges to further your art journal I ll be adding this to my art library Excellent resourceThe book covers the basic principles of color and composition She includes many examples Each chapter includes a step by step exercise. When not reading, I m most likely to be found covered in paint and ink and other such messy stuff.While Dina s style of journalling doesn t really appeal to me, the book itself is full of great and inspiring tips and ideas that can easily be incorporated into your own style.Learnt loads from this I learned some valuable composition theories that will be helpful in my journal. Winderful and inspiring book Lots of information on supplies and techniques A must read for mixed media artist. 3.5 stars Good overview of basic artistic principles such as color theory, contrast, and composition in the context of art journaling Although I m not a fan of aspects of the author s style, I do like how she puts together backgrounds. Dina Wakley s style may not be for everyone, but her book certainly is She explains design principles, challenges the reader to explore each one, and shows a step by step technique to explain them It is a very fun, accessible art journaling book for both beginners and the seasoned one I love it and keep it out so I can refer to it often.
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- 128 pages
- Art Journal Freedom
- Dina Wakley
- 10 May 2018 Dina Wakley