I got the coolest book, thanks to my participation in the Blogging for Books program. I was provided with a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
I have seen Camilla D’Errico’s work for a long time, I think the first time I saw it was on a computer decal/case skin site. She is known for pulling items from pop culture and pulling them into a surreal painting. One of the best examples to me is:
My little ponies with a lovely young lady who just happens to have rainbow hair and a unicorn horn. This is totally pop surrealism at its finest.
D’Errico details definitions of the genre, where she pulls her inspiration and originality and also the tools she uses to create her works. At all points of the process, she is completely honest and gives examples, but also lets people know different things they can try to stay at budget.
Most of the book details her process and helps the reader with the techniques that they can use in their own art. And while explaining, she will also through in smaller lessons about creating depth or other pieces that are helpful in developing skills within your own pieces.
She makes it look so easy! But also inspires with the lessons in an easily referred to format. At 238 pages, it might be a little hard to keep the book open as it is an oversized softcover. However the pictures and information more than makes up for the book.
Pop painting is available at your favorite retailer today! Pick it up and get inspired… And be sure to pick up some of the supplies you’ll need at your favorite art supply store!