Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist
By: Melissa Fischer & Kate Peiffer
Publication: March 26th 2019 by Walter Foster Publishing
Genre: Non-fiction, Arts & Crafts
Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)
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Goodreads description--Explore your faith artistically with Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist—a guide that goes beyond doodling and lettering to teach you to make fine art prayer journals, daily devotionals, and more.
Beginning with a brief introduction to Bible journaling, this valuable guide explores various media, including colored pencils, pen and ink, brush pens, and watercolor paint, and how to use them. You will find dozens of step-by-step tutorials for drawing and painting beautiful artwork related to meaningful Bible passages, as well as plenty of ideas and techniques for applying lettering, flourishes, icons, and embellishments to your artwork for maximum impact.
There are tips for creating compelling layouts, reworking and embracing mistakes, and several step-by-step projects for you to incorporate into your own Bible or prayer journal. Two talented and dynamic artists show how they integrate their own style and artistry with their faith through a variety of art journaling projects, from full-page masterpieces to smaller artwork in the margins and on the covers of their journals.
I believe I've read and reviewed three or four books about Bible Art Journaling at this point. I was drawn into Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist because of the "fine artist" part. The illustrations included in this book from the two authors, Melissa Fischer and Kate Peiffer, were indeed fine. Yet the tutorials included seemed fairly basic to me. That's ideal for teaching a concept to students who may not be familiar with it that can be applied in a more complex way in the future.
In terms of the supplies, techniques, and general information included in Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist, I didn't find anything new to me. Granted, I've watched hours of YouTube videos and read a few books on the subject already.
The best thing I felt like Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist had going for it was the art included. But even then, I felt like I'd seen quite a number of the pages on Pinterest already. So even that didn't feel completely new or unique.
Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist is fine if this is the only book you get on the subject or if you're new to the concept of Bible Art Journaling. But I didn't feel it brought anything new or unique to the table. Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist gets 3.5 Stars. Have you read Bible Journaling for the Fine Artist? What did you think? Let me know!