Amy Blackwell is loved by readers of Flow magazine and her colourful portraits and pattern designs are recognizable the world over. Her clients include Instagram, Flow magazine, Pom Pom magazine, Candlestick Press, Broadway Cinema, Jeanie Finlay and Juchheim Japan. Amy has over 102,000 Instagram followers as @amyjpeg, which she has built up by sharing her work and progress videos, and has worked with numerous publishers. Her art is inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore. Her wonderful creations are brought to life in her studio, which is located in Nottingham, UK. For more of Amy's work visit her website www.amyblackwell.co.uk.
This lively book by artist, Amy Blackwell, is a fun guide to drawing portraits of yourself and your friends. Divided into four sections, Amy starts with Your Gave and includes information on composition, eyes, ears and nose before moving on to Beyond Basics. Here Amy shoes you how to handle expressions, create a style, sue pattern and make-up to best effect. The Entire Selfie looks at proportions, drawing hands and feet, accessories and shoes, and the final section, Selfie Styles, moves on to more stylistic exercises, working in black and white, colour, pattern overload, retro classics or creating a photo-booth effect. This is a fun, up-to-date book that will encourage teenagers and all young artists to look again at drawing their portraits. -- Leisure Painter * Leisure Painter * Sketch Your Best Self is a beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to drawing yourself. It is ideal for both beginners and those wishing to develop their artistic abilities further. The blank spaces are ideal for sketching on, allowing you to compare styles. Both myself and my children (ages 15 and 10) have had great fun with this book. We highly recommend it. -- Customer Review * Customer Review *