Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

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Humble history of the pencil

I am feeling nostalgic for the humble pencil.  There is a comfort and warm familiarity whenever I pick one up (rarely these days).  Pencils are inexpensive, portable, simple to operate and the marks that they make are easy to erase.  Unlike other writing tools, they do not run out of ink or skip.

Crazy type by @stephanelopes http://ift.tt/2knb9u0

Crazy type by @stephanelopes http://ift.tt/2knb9u0 Source: Crazy type by @stephanelopes http://ift.tt/2knb9u0

The Power of Cropping

In his concept sketch, Oscar Björck (Swedish, 1860-1929) shows a fisherman hastily putting on his gear, responding to a distress call. Sketch for A Signal of Distress " Et nødskud " by Oscar Björck His wife and kids anxiously peer out through the window. Source: The Power of Cropping

Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

Getting a peek into the creative surroundings of one of your favorite artists is a special treat. Here, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse into the world of Renee Griffith of the naturally thoughtful paper goods brand Heartswell. Source: Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the … Continue reading Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

Sketching on unusual paper

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallenge Source: Sketching on unusual paper