Confront the blank page, silence your inner critic, and tap into your creative insticnts with a sketchbook that dares you to explore the process of making art in 24 unique challenges, all while encouraging you to trust your creative instincts. Culled from art educator and graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge's own tricks for finding inspiration, this sketchbook dares you to sketch objects from memory, doodle with your nondominant hand, and tell personal stories with drawings and words. The Unwind Dare gets you to loosen up your drawing style by copying the same object in shorter amounts of time, the Music Dare engages your senses by walking you through the process of making an abstract sketch of a piece of music, and the Offering Dare asks you to represent yourself by drawing five precious objects and writing notes next to them. With examples of her own work, handy tips, words of encouragement, and plenty of blank pages, this sketchbook gives you everything you need to expand your creative horizons.
Laura Lee Gulledge is the author of the graphic novels Will & Whit and Page by Paige, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award. She has worked in art education, scenic painting, textile design, and event production, among other pursuits. She lives in Virginia. Visit her online at whoislauralee.com, where she regularly posts new and in-progress art.