Pop Painting by Camilla d'Errico

Friday, April 1, 2016

Congratulations, you have just enrolled in Pop Surrealism 101. What is Pop Surrealism? Where did it come from? How does Pop Surrealism compare to other styles? In Pop Painting, Camilla d’Errico describes the path that led her to the pop surrealist style and the techniques, materials, and tricks she uses to complete her works. d’Errico leaves no stone unturned – covering her inspiration, sketching, brushes, wood panels, composition, and more, she breaks down tips for conquering each step like a pro. Got your sketchbook? Check! Now, it’s time to take some notes and start sketching! 

Along with all of her expert information, d’Errico provides tons and tons of process photos! I personally love process photos, regardless of style or medium. Being able to see how an artist turns an idea into a finished piece is inspiring. d’Errico uses many of the process photos to show how to tackle specific elements like texture and facial features. As most of her paintings feature girls and animals, d’Errico masterfully achieves different animal textures and exaggerated facial features.

This book would be an excellent addition to any artist’s or art enthusiast’s collection. All the basic information pertaining to materials, sketching, texture and composition would be great for beginners, students, and hobbyists; though, a more advanced painter might find this information a bit redundant. The process photos and the images of finished paintings are enough to inspire beginners and advanced painters alike. Anyone who enjoys fantasy and surrealism can appreciate the beautiful and amazing works showcased in this wonderful collection.

Now go create your next masterpiece!

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for this review.