December 2015 Reviews

Welcome to the last monthly roundup on Parkablogs for 2015.

I've looked at the upcoming list of artbooks and realised that I still have a lot of artbooks on that list that I have not featured. It's going to take some time to get to featuring them with whatever new books that are coming in 2016.


Here are all the artbooks featured in December.

  1. Soppy: A Love Story by Philippa Rice
  2. The Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location
  3. Paul Wang Accordion Sketchbook 23
  4. Hand Sign (Poster Collection)
  5. Rise of the Tomb Raider: The Official Art Book
  6. The Art of Fable Legends
  7. Funny!: Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room
  8. Sleepy Hollow: Creating Heroes, Demons and Monsters
  9. White Cloud Worlds : An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork from Aotearoa New Zealand Vol 3
  10. The Hobbit: The Art of War: The Battle of the Five Armies: Chronicles
  11. Paul Wang Sketchbook 24
  12. Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke
  13. About Face: The Art of Jota
  14. Impressions of Wine Country
  15. The Sketch-Book Cook
  16. The Art of Krampus
  17. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
  19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections
  20. Disney Tribute (and Pixar Too) by David Pavon
  21. Zawa-Zawa: The Treasured Art Works of Ashley Wood
  22. The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators
  23. Here & There (Again) by Miguel Herranz
  24. Covering Print: 75 Covers, 75 Years
  25. Kaamotsav Volume 1: Mytho Fantasy Erotic Art
  26. The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3

I also wrote other reviews and invited guest artists to write several others as well.

Youtube videos

Since last month's roundup, my Youtube channel subscribers have increased from 4,500 to 6,000. Wow!

My goal's to create one video daily and that's really challenging. More on that in a separate post.

  1. Review: Nevskaya Palitra Watercolour Brush
  2. Drawing A Loose Sketch Without Lifting the Pen
  3. Does having a large number of colours matter (watercolour)?
  4. Paul Wang Accordion Sketchbook 23 (Sketchbook Feature)
  5. Paul Wang Sketchbook 24 (Sketchbook Feature)
  6. Proper Care for Watercolour Paints to Prevent Mold
  7. Is it Harder to Dissolve Dried Watercolour Tube Paints vs Pans
  8. National Gallery Singapore Sketchwalk Part 1/2 (4K)
  9. National Gallery Singapore Sketchwalk Part 2/2 (4K)
  10. Artist Review: Duke 209 Fountain Pen with Fude Nib
  11. Artist Review: Sailor Zoom Nib Fountain Pen
  12. Random Colours Quin Magenta Gold Ultramarine Phthalo
  13. Review: Fantastic Cities Colouring Book by Steve Mcdonald
  14. Review: Da Vinci Maestro Voyage Travel Watercolour Brush
  15. Mind of Watercolor (Youtube Art Channel Feature)
  16. Blending Colours Wet on Wet (Watercolour Technique)
  17. Random Colours: Azo Yellow Quin Magenta Pyrrole Red Phthalo Blue
  18. Monochrome Watercolour Sketch
  19. Review: Bee Paper 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper
  20. Handprint: Most Useful Watercolor Resource (Website Feature)
  21. Fun with Secondary Colors (with Watercolors)
  22. Review: Kuretake Sable Brush Pen No 40 & 50
  23. Merry Christmas 2015 Quick Sketch
  24. Book Review: Rooftops of Paris by Fabrice Moireau
  25. Review: Pentel Tradio Stylo Sketch Pen
  26. Jane Blundell Watercolour (Website & Blog Feature)
  27. Artist Review: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Art Tools and Gears

I'm bringing back the Art Tools and Gears series to feature a few more artists and their drawing tools. So far, I've featured Carol Marine, Adam Clague and Elizabeth Rickert.

You can check out past interviews at

Craftsy video tutorials

I'm still waiting for Craftsy to release more videos relating to sketching and drawing so that I can feature more of them. The ones I featured this month are Improve Your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing by Kateri Ewing and Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor by Shari Blaukopf.

In January 2016, I would feature new outdoor sketching courses from Matthew Brehm and James Richards namely:

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