I love my Haverhill Public Library – free books, free AC on hot days and just loads of resources.
Jason Asselin Mural at Haverhill Public Library
I always check the library first when I hear about a book that I just have to read. And usually I can get it from the library first and find out if I should buy it.
For example, I am exploring Urban Sketching and was able to get all of these books to inspire my learning. I love it because I can quickly leaf through the pages and get an instant feeling for whether or not the author’s teaching style it a match for my learning style.
I used the books to learn to see shapes and try to learn to capture the energy of people on the street in basic shapes. I also used long distance photos to simplify the shapes, as a learning tool.
I am pleased with my progress.
I noticed how shadows anchor and give weight to the figure.
Using photos that are quite a distance away simplifies the challenging shapes.
Go to your local library and get inspired.
from Linda Germain http://www.lindagermain.com/2017/08/love-library-free-art-lessons/