Friday, September 21, 2007

You have to check these out.

This is my latest gold find lately. Two books by Danny Gregory. I read about him on the Internet on his two books Creative License and Everyday Matters. So I went and picked them up. The story of how he started to draw when his wife had a tragic accident, and how sketching and drawing New York City saved his life. Inspiring. The Creative License book I have fallen in love with. I've always wanted to be one of those people that had really cool sketchbooks to look at, and yet never kept one. He's inspired me to start, and to start noticing the little things around me, and recording them. So I went and picked up a clean one and the last three days I've made sure I've taken a little bit of time out of the day to sit and sketch something. It has been great.

So if you like to draw, or if you would like to learn how to draw, or you just want to be creative. You have got to go get this book! Just start, he'll teach you basics, plus he teaches you it just doesn't have to be perfect. You'll get better and better as you do it. I promise it's well worth the money, and his sketches throughout the whole book are inspiring if nothing else is!


Syndee said...

Oh yeah, I love these books! He is very inspiring!

Melanie said...

I bought this book last night, Shalae, after reading about it here on your blog and I just want to say THANKS! I've never had the courage to admit that I would love to call myself an artist but this book may inspire me to do just that if last night's experience in sketching is any indication. Baby steps... Thanks for sharing this! :)