Keeping a Creative Sketchbook

Build Your Artistic Practice for a Joyfully Inspired Life
by Emma Block

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An inspiring creativity guide for keeping a sketchbook as an artistic practice, with techniques and sources of inspiration for experimenting, drawing, painting, and seeing the world through a colorful lens, from watercolor artist and author of The Joy of Watercolor Emma Block

Keeping a sketchbook is a wonderfully rewarding pursuit for...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 208

Publication Date 04/09/2024

ISBN 9780762483570

Dimensions 7.9 inches x 9.25 inches

Praise for Emma Block’s art instruction books

“Emma has created another beautiful and comprehensive book, bursting with inspiration and easy to follow watercolor projects. A really wonderful way to practice mindfulness and embrace your creativity.”
— Stacie Swift, illustrator and author of You Are Positively Awesome

“What’s not to like . . . ? The answer, I’m pleased to say, is absolutely nothing.”
— Art Book Review

“Filled with . . . engaging, creative tutorials to help you develop your watercolor painting skills.”
— Mollie Makes

“Emma Block provides clear instructions on how to paint your own masterpieces, all while giving you encouragement to see the beauty in the ordinary. From flowers to objects to people, you’ll be seeing the world through joyful colors as you paint the world around you. Who knows what inspiring art lies within your heart?”
— Yakima Herald-Republic

“Awash with contemporary themes, a liberating touch, and a friendly, supportive tone.”
— Breathe

“Illustration superstar Emma Block’s first book . . . is not only a credit to her design skills but a step-by-step manual of how you can level up your painting.”
— Mollie Makes

“Whether you are a beginner or need to inject some inspiration into your sketching practice, this is a great book.”
— Passion for Paper

The Joy of Watercolor will leave you with a better understanding of how to paint your vacation, pet, flowers, and more.”
— My Modern Met