Sunday, 8 June 2014
I'm Writing a Book on Sketching People!
It's an idea that's been rolling around in my head, which I have been thinking of pitching to a publisher for a while. I never seem to get around to getting on with the groundwork though, as there is always so much else on (you know how it is).
So, imagine my delight when Quarto Books emailed me out of the blue, asking if I would like to write one for them! It's going to be 128 pages, in the same series as Thor's book, which is a more general guide to Urban Sketching.
I have to write 25,000 words and there will be around 400 illustrations. The scanning in alone is going to be quite a task! The first stage is putting together a detailed synopsis, planning out the content chapter by chapter. So, last Friday, when it was uncharacteristically hot and sunny, I was able to sit out in the garden to work, rather than being cooped up in the studio. Lovely!