First up, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a cute photo taken at last weekend's SQUAM art retreat of Kerry Lemon, author of Fearless Drawing:Illustrated Adventures for Overcoming Artistic Adversity, who signed copies at the vendor night.
And today, I have an inside peek into her book! Check out this tutorial on how to use oil pastels to transfer an image:
Click on this page from Fearless Drawing to enlarge the picture and read all the details of oil pastel image transfer. I'm pretty sure I still have oil pastels in my stash from my college supplies, I just have to find them!
More about the Quarry book:
Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful exercise and adventure book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of "I can't draw!" Yet, embarking on these exciting drawing adventures will re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to lead you to fall in love with the process of drawing all over again. You will play with marks, printing, frottage, and collage using nature, wire, a brush, and your imagination! As you work your way through the pages, enjoying the process will lead you to draw more regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement! Fearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way of viewing the world and observing your surroundings. Pick up your pencil - it's time to explore!
Kerry Lemon is an artist working internationally for a wide range of editorial, publishing, and advertising projects. Her drawings are commissioned by clients such as the Los Angeles Times, Sony Japan, Elle Spain, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Elle Decoration, and Harper's Bazaar. She is best known for her large scale retail and commercial installations collaborating with brands such as Liberty London, Harvey Nichols, Swarovski, Galerie Doux Dimanche in Tokyo, and Le Bon Marché in Paris. Kerry lives with her partner Steve and their two naughty cats in a quiet village just outside London.