Charlie O'Shields is the creator of Doodlewash(R), host of the Sketching Stuff podcast, and a big kid at heart. For more than 1,400 consecutive days and counting, he has created a little watercolor illustration in his sketchbook and shared a short story about whatever came to mind that day. A selection of those stories and illustrations were published in his book: Sketching Stuff - Stories Sketched From Life. In 2016, he founded World Watercolor Month in July, an annual charitable event supporting arts education, featuring the 31 watercolors in 31 days challenge, which welcomes people from all over the globe at any skill level, using any method or style of watercolor painting or coloring they love most! His true passion is inspiring as many people as possible to sketch and paint and help artists of all ages reconnect with their inner child, natural creativity, and just have tons of fun! He features artists from all over the world on doodlewash.com and is passionate about promoting art education and all of the wonderful art teachers who can take our artistic passions and turn them into dreams come true. You'll find a link to his list of recommended art instructors at sketchingstuff.com!
"Great Teaching Book! I have dozens of "how to sketch" books, but this one is the best ever. It helps you learn to draw and color in a fun way in a method that is easy to understand. I love this book and can't wait for his others to come out!""Truly an activity book for all ages! You're taken from scribbling to using the grid method and studying a color wheel painted as marbles! You are shown how to observe and to use what you observe. All of it is approached as a fun exercise, and most of the time you won't even know you are learning. They illustrations are beautiful and lively as is the writing!""Light-Hearted Fun! I have been following Charlie's artwork for some time and I was so pleased he decided to share some of his techniques in an activity book. This book is filled with fun lighthearted techniques and activities to reawaken your inner child and encourage you to create some art of your own. I love this book and can't wait for him to release more activity books!"