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

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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 Gregory's previous book An Illustrated Life, a book that I still refer to regularly.

This book is somewhat similar to The Art of Urban Sketching. The sketches are all done on location. In this book however, the focus is on the contributors themselves and their thoughts on places and sketching while traveling. The writeup is longer with more depth and you really get to feel their love for sketching.

I really enjoy looking at the beautiful sketches and reading the scribbled notes on the pages. Sketches have the charm and personalities that can't be found from photographs. I guess that's why I love sketchbooks so much.

This is an inspiring sketchbook for travel and art lovers. It's definitely one of my favourite books for 2013.

Highly recommended.

The artists featured are:
Ken Avidor
Roberta Avidor
Chris Buchholz
Suzanne Cabrera
Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen
Fabio Consoli
Jean-Christophe Defline
Benedetta Dossi
Bob Fisher
Enrique Flores
Will Freeborn
Carol Gillott
Virginia Hein
Miguel "Freekhand" Herranz
Hannah Hinchman
Kathrin Jebsen-Marwedel
Nina Johansson
Cathy Johnson
Andrea Joseph
Tommy Kane
Stephane Kardos
Amanda Kavanagh
Ch'ng Kiah Kiean
Kirk Kolby
Olivier Kugler
Lapin
Veronica Lawlor
Don Low
Prashant Miranda
Steven B. Reddy
Melaine Reim
Lucinda Rogers
Felix Scheinberger
Pete Scully
Richard Sheppard
Suhita Shirodkar
Ian Sidaway
Liz Steel
Roz Stendahl
Brenda Swenson
Asnee Tasnaruangrong
Earnest Ward
Bryce Wymer

Like this kind of book, check out all the travelogue sketchbooks I've reviewed.

An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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