An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Travel + Sketching = Inspiration When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's exactly what sketching can bring to the travel experience. An Illustrated Journey captures the world through the eyes of 40 talented artists, illustrators and designers. Travel + Sketching = Inspiration When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's ...

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Title:An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers
Author:Danny Gregory
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Genres:Art
ISBN:144032025X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers Reviews

  • Chris
    Jun 19, 2015
    3.5 stars. I enjoyed peeking into all the different ways people use art journals to document their travels, especially as I saw common themes emerge. And I'm a sucker for reading about the different supplies artists use, especially when they're away from home. ...
  • Korie Brown
    Jun 29, 2017
    I enjoyed looking through this and seeing what others do. I am still too much of a beginner to do more than enjoy. I will re-read this in a few years. ...
  • Nancy
    Dec 19, 2013
    La! The effect of reading one artist's story/statement every day filled me Optimism and the (rather predictable) desire to buy a sketch book. I did and then I found out how difficult it is to make an interesting sketch! Now these artists are even more amazing to me. I suspect there was...
  • Mel
    Mar 31, 2014
    I am trying to draw more from life in sketch books and this provided some useful tips and inspiration. It is more looking than reading but there is a little blip about what inspires each artist and how they sketch the world and their travels. A nice glimpse into how people work and kee...
  • Parka
    Aug 14, 2013
    ( More pictures on my blog ) An Illustrated Journey is a delightful collection of travel sketches from 40 contributors all over the world. They draw on location, they record their thoughts, and they share their stories in this book. The presentation style is similar to Danny Grego...
  • Pat Loughery
    Oct 30, 2014
    This collection of illustrated travel journals parallels Gregory's An Illustrated Life, providing interviews and pages from a good variety of travel sketchers... Nearly always water colonists with good skills. Above my skill set now but inspiring and I found three particularly interest...
  • Elizabeth A
    Feb 07, 2013
    Reread September 2018: This has been my bedtime read for the past week or so, and I love it as much as the first time I read it. If you are a fan of sketchbooks, travel, or keep a journal, pick up a copy, dip in and out, and see if you don't get inspired to document your travels bot...
  • Jess
    May 04, 2013
    I love sketching and sketchbooks. Many of the artists featured in this book are known to me one way or another and it is a fabulous resource. I find most of the artwork inspirational and like the fact that a wide range of sketchbook styles are incorporated. Great for dipping into. ...
  • Emily
    Dec 20, 2015
    I loved this book--it's fully of great, inspiring artists, especially the ones I've been lucky enough to learn from in Sketchbook Skool. Since 2016 is already shaping up to have a lot of travel, this was perfect for me to read! ...
  • Timothy Neesam
    Mar 10, 2016
    Artists and graphic designers explain how and why they create their travel journals. Lots of fun, with explanations of what leads to particular styles, use of different tools and tons of examples from the journals. A great, inspirational read. I enjoyed it enough to renew it twice from...
  • Judy Dawn
    Sep 24, 2014
    I bought this book while looking for a unique way to mix my artist sketching talent and my storytelling skills. The author's theory that it doesn't have to be perfect, just a reflection of my point of view, really spoke to me. I enjoyed the interviews and example art by the people in...
  • Jessica
    Mar 15, 2019
    Love this reference book especially when I want to dream about sketching and art journaling ? full of practical encouragement. ...
  • JoAnna
    Feb 28, 2019
    Three-line review: This lighthearted and interesting collection of stories from traveling artists was a great book to pick up here and there over the last several months. I enjoyed reading about what drew their attention and inspired them to create, though their lists of art materials ...
  • Den
    Jul 05, 2015
    It was interesting looking at our others illustrate their journeys and trips. Each had their own style and it gave a great insight into what others see as important during these adventures / journeys. ...
  • kaśyap
    Mar 15, 2018
    An interesting collection of art journals from around the world. ...
  • Bill Lancaster
    Mar 01, 2013
    I took my time reading this book, picking it up to read about one of the artists every few days or week or so. It was great to read it at a very leisurely, even slow, pace. Gregory has hand-picked a great diverse group of artists who draw and paint in their sketchbooks while traveling....
  • Kris
    Oct 19, 2013
    "When we document a journey in a sketchbook, we discover the difference between vacationing and traveling; we become adventurers, discovering new worlds through a thousand tiny details... the travel journal keeper clears his mind, refreshes his eyeballs, and builds a cache of enduring ...
  • Baobab
    Feb 16, 2018
    This book in very inspirational, as well as displaying a lot of beautiful art. I am someone without an ounce of talent or experience drawing. I read Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson some years ago, a travel journal in which the author travels through places in Europe (I think) and Mo...
  • Randal Schmidt
    Jun 01, 2017
    Enjoyable but ultimately too repetitive I enjoyed a lot of the sketches, but after a while most of the artists seemed to be saying the exact same things. The repetition became boring, and I ended up not finishing the entire book. ...
  • Joseph Chege
    Nov 21, 2018
    Can be a little repetitive since a lot of the artists use similar materials and medium but a great insight on their thought process, technique and subject matter ...
  • Darren Hester
    Dec 20, 2015
    I'm just getting back into sketching and recently discovered Danny Gregory's blog. He has many books on drawing and they all seem to have favorable reviews. I thought "An Illustrated Journey" would be a good place to start and I wasn't disappointed. The book profiles 40 different ar...
  • Karen
    Jul 06, 2019
    FANTASTIC! Great read. Introduces you to many different artists and styles. Lots of tid bits to improve your art. Made me more comfortable with the idea if sketching. Not ALL drawings need to be perfect, finished or smooth works ...
  • Pramod Nair
    Jul 26, 2015
    A well-placed travel illustration or travel sketch can always lift a travelogue into a new level of enjoyment for the reader. They always act as markers, which set the tone for the visualization that happens in the reader?s mind while devouring the author?s narrative. Travel sketch...
  • wildsage
    Aug 07, 2019
    Excellent book, worth buying I got this book on loan from Amazon but will be buying it, I found it inspirational to look at all the sketchbooks and read the thought s of the artists. I just returned to drawing and painting after a long dry spell, caused b y an accident, and this boo...
  • Putri Amalia
    Sep 07, 2016
    This book successfully insipired me to sketch, in this case is Urban Sketching. I bought this book to see beautiful sketches from visual journalist but how shock I am when I was inspired more by the writtings. ...
  • Katie Nelson
    Sep 26, 2017
    "When we document a journey in a sketchbook, we discover the difference between vacationing and traveling; we become adventurers, discovering new worlds through a thousand tiny details." - Danny Gregory. This book is going to be a great ongoing resource for me to refer to. I love al...
  • Barbara
    Jul 15, 2019
    Urban Sketching Palooza This is a great book for novice and seasoned urban sketchers!Talented artists, great art, tools and tips abound. Checked out at the library twice and finally purchased. ...
  • Sharon Miller
    Feb 10, 2018
    Very Enjoyable! The sketches are wonderful and the variety of approaches to sketching is truly inspiring. Makes one want to get out the sketchbook and get drawing. ...
  • Valeria
    Jul 09, 2019
    This book successfully insipired me to sketch, in this case is Urban Sketching. I bought this book to see beautiful sketches from visual journalist but how shock I am when I was inspired more by the writtings. ...
  • AM Snead
    Jun 24, 2019
    Great to see unique styles Every artist had their own style and motivation. Very inspirational Awesome tool to get started and do it. Many thanks ...