Leave your artistic anxiety behind with 52 weeks of hearty inspiration. Your Year in Art is a must-have guide to rouse your creative side. Designed for aspiring, beginning, and practicing artists looking to hone their skills, Your Year in Art is packed with unique projects and encouraging instruction.
The mission of Your Year in Art is to sharpen your art skills and quiet your inner critic by showing you how to draw habitually and spontaneously. As you build your craft, techniques, and confidence, this guide encourages you to create in a way that celebrates your individuality.
Fifty-two clever drawing prompts, along with tips and tricks, from expert illustrator Chelsea Ward will get your creative juices flowing. Weekly challenges include making a “self-portrait” by sketching things that describe you; practicing mark-making techniques like cross-hatching and stippling; filling a sketchbook page with drawings on a theme, like potted plants or fire hydrants; and adding water to ink drawings to practice wash techniques.
Join fellow artists in an exciting yearlong journey of developing creative habits and discovering new ways to express yourself.
Chelsea Ward is an artist, author, and art instructor who loves to watercolor. Her stationery business, Sketchy Notions, features her original illustrations and hand-lettering. Chelsea, who holds a BFA in studio art from University of Texas at Austin, also travels to teach art workshops and hosts annual retreats in Italy with her other business, Wanderful Retreats. She is the author of Modern Drawing, Your Year in Art, Modern Colored Pencil, and Art Made Easy: Easy Drawing (Walter Foster Publishing). Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband, two cats, and lots of plants. Learn more at www.chelseawardart.com