How to draw from reference

Great advice from youtuber Will Terrell!


How to Practice Drawing

Excellent advice for new artists from youtuber Sycra!

Art Book Slideshow

1590RoundBookHere you can download the art book slideshow we watched in class:



Ideas for art books on Pinterest: Pinterest Art Books: Forms and Techniques

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Simple Bookbinding Techniques

Click here for Some simple bookbinding techniques

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Youtube Tutorial:

Five Hole Book Tutorial: Pamphlet stitch

Five Hole Book

How to make a chapbook:

How to Make Your Own Chapbook

You can find way more if you google “Simple Bookbinding Techniques”

Cloth Cover Bookbinding Tutorial


A Few Tutorials on Perspective


Photo: Taylor Ross

A few tutorials on perspective:

Katie’s Webcomic Picks


Katie’s Webcomic Picks:


These are ones Katie used to read regularly:


This is the first webcomic Katie ever read, which also happens to be one of the longest running webcomics ever:

This one Katie didn’t know about until the artist visited CCS (Center for Cartoon Studies) last year. She bought the book from him, it’s fantastic:


The artist who created this one vanished for a year and no one knows for sure why she abandoned her project or ceased posting any kind of life updates online:

Katie just started reading these tonight again, while she was trying to find all those comics she’d lost track of up above:



Freytag on Plot Gustav Freytag (13 July 1816 – 30 April 1895) was a German novelist and playwright. Gustav Freytag considered plot a narrative structure that divides a story into five parts, like the five acts of a play. These parts are: exposition (of the situation); rising action (through conflict); climax (or turning point); falling […]

Book Art

Here a great link to some amazing book sculptures. We’ll see a slideshow on this topic in class later this week:

Claire McGuire, “Sculptures Made Out of Books”

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books by Claire McGuire


Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.

1. Books to infinity


This crazy miracle in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.

2. Books as landscapes

Guy Laramee

Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee uses the texture of the pages to give the feeling of earth and rocks in his landscape sculptures.

3. Film Star


This piece by John Latham was part of a special exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005-2006.

4. Sunburst of books


This wall-mounted sculpture is by Colombian artist Federico Uribe.

5. The Raven

Jaron James/Su Blackwell

Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.



This sculpture made from a dictionary is by artist Michael Mandiberg.

7. Book ball


This sphere made out of books is in Minneapolis.

8. Paging M.C. Escher

Brian Dettmer

This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.

9. Sunset

Cara Barer

This book is reminiscent of wild, rainbow hair.

10. Creepy-crawlies


Robert The unlocks creatures hiding inside books.

11. Color wheel


This colorful sculpture is at Kansas City Public Library.

12. Books as canvas


Artist Mike Stilkey uses acrylic paint on backdrops made out of books, including this piece on display at the Bristol Museum.

13. Flying books


This is the ceiling of a booth made out of books by Jan Reymond for the Geneva Book Fair.



Zen Pencils: Creating a Life that Satisfies your Soul

Zen Pencils post by Bill Waterson: Creating a Life that Reflects your Values and Satisfies your Soul

“Creating a Life that Satisfies your Soul” by Bill Watterson