Sketch, Paint and Doodle Towards One Creative Goal.
How satisfying would it be to complete 100 drawings? With 100 Days of Drawing, author Jennifer Orkin Lewis (@augustwren) sets you up for success. A practitioner of daily drawing for four years straight, Lewis divides this sketchbook into 25 of her favorite subjects and techniques. Doodle faces on objects, patterns on tea cups, animals in outfits, people in fanciful headdresses and much more; each new theme is fun and rewarding, regardless of your skill level. Lewis also nudges you past the blank page by providing creative prompts and interesting backgrounds to draw on and shows you how to experiment with markers, gel pens, and colored pencils. Your own interpretation of her prompts will make your sketchbook completely unique. Just like her first book, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way, this sketchbook has a removable jacket and an exposed binding that lies perfectly flat.
Ten Speed Press
In a world that often feels gloomy, it’s easy to feel trapped in negativity. Let this bright, creative journal be your escape:
– Find a feel-good news story from this week and tape it on the page.
– Write down the things that make you smile today.
– Send a friend a care package filled with funny notes and their favorite treats.
– Surprise a stranger by paying for their coffee.
Make Someone Happy is your inspiring reminder that small, wonderful things are happening every day, and you have the power to spread joy too. For anyone who feels overwhelmed or needs a dose of kindness, this interactive pick-me-up will help you bring light to your little corner of the world, and the lives of those around you.
By Jan Bajtlik
THE ACTIVITY BOOK THAT BRINGS LETTERS TO LIFE
Watch letters of the alphabet come to life in this hugely imaginative scribble book by Polish graphic designer Jan Bajtlik. Alphadoodler invites children to play with typography, using well-known letterforms to create creepy-crawlies, impossible skyscrapers, a crocodile’s toothy grin, and even ghost letters with toothpaste. Packed full of activities for children to draw, scribble, cut, color, glue, paint, and design, Alphadoodler sees letters camouflaged in a messy bedroom, skiing down a mountain, growing leaves, and leaving the reader pondering: Is an O an octopus without tentacles, or an elephant without a trunk?
In this entertaining and electrifying book, letters bend, break, hide, and slide to become something truly larger than life.
A CREATIVE JOURNAL FOR MISFITS, ODDBALLS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO’S UNIQUELY AWESOME
By Kate Peterson
Part journal, part activity book, and all fun, You’re Weird is a valentine for the inner weirdo in everyone–that part of us that doesn’t quite fit in, and secretly isn’t even trying. Filled with hand-drawn creatures that are a bit…different…along with lists, writing prompts, activities, and more, it’s a delightful and affirming book for creative oddballs everywhere.
In our mass-produced world that wants everyone to fit in and fall in line, this quirky book give us permission to celebrate what makes us each unique–and amazing. It’s the perfect gift for the creative teen, journal-loving best friend, or indie artist in your life…or for your own weird self.