January 2021 Reviews Roundup

Below are the artbooks and supplies featured last month.

Upcoming reviews include Huion INSPIROY KeyDial KD200, Huion Kamvas 12 and the XP-Pen Deco Mini 7 Wireless.


  1. How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator: A Guide to Visual Storytelling
  2. Layers of Looking by Ian Fennelly
  3. Drawing Expressive People (The Urban Sketching Handbook)
  4. Urban Sketching: 9 days in Sri Lanka
  5. X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series
  6. The Art of Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  7. Overlord: The Complete Anime Artbook
  8. Zao Dao's Cuisine Chinoise: Five Tales of Food and Life
  9. The Art of Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Mondo Erotica: The Art of Baldazzini

Product reviews

  1. XP-Pen Deco Mini 7 Wireless drawing tablet
  2. Straits Art fude nib fountain pen
  3. Indigo Artpapers handmade watercolour paper (300gsm 100% cotton)
  4. XP-Pen Artist 22 (2nd gen) pen display
  5. What's a pen display? How to choose a good one?
  6. Daniel Smith Mineral Marvels dot card set

Online courses

  1. The Art of Sketching: Transform Your Doodles into Art by Mattias Adolfsson
  2. India Ink Illustration with Japanese Influence by Mika Takahashi

Youtube videos

  1. Bussorah Street Quick and Loose Sketch (tutorial)
  2. Daniel Smith Mineral Marvels dot card set
  3. The Complete Urban Sketching Companion (book review)
  4. 10 tips and shortcuts for Concepts App for beginners
  5. Colouring the skateboard shop (LIMITED PALETTE)
  6. Sketching the Hotel with Terraced Gardens
  7. Best Fountain Pens for Drawing: The 3 Types for Beginners
  8. Concepts app quick sketch (on Samsung Tab S6 Lite)
  9. Green Shophouse Sketch (timelapse tutorial)
  10. Review: XP-Pen Artist 22 (2nd gen) pen display
  11. Shiok, Sia! Sketching Singapore's Favourite Desserts & Street Food by Anita Ryanto
  12. Urban Sketching with the Samsung Tab S7+
  13. Mayan Yellow + Mayan Blue + Rhodonite (Limited Palette)
  14. Fountain Pen with Nibs on Both Ends (PENBBS 469 review)
  15. 2021 First Live Stream: Looking Back & Forward
  16. Techniques for Beginners: How to Build a Practice for Sketching on Location by Suhita Shirodkar

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