If you're like me, someone who spent his time at the library during elementary and high school, you've probably come across the works of the great Roald Dahl. (My top picks are The BFG, George's Marvellous Medicine, and James and the Giant Peach.)
The experience wouldn't be complete without the art of Sir Quentin Blake. You can check his incomparable work at quentinblake.com and his Twitter account at @QuentinBlakeHQ.
Here are some classics that just brings me back to my childhood, back to that library corner with the green chairs and matching tables.
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I have these two books and they are absolutely gorgeous. Both have more than two hundred pages of doodles and insights from a collection of artists' sketchbooks; some which come across as very personal.
Those which I like the most was seeing these artists' personal abode: their rooms, work tables, collections of paints. Some sketches are intimate, albeit unpolished. This is what sold the books to me. Not everyone gets to see what's in an artist's sketchbook. There are also paragraphs in Q&A formats where the artists give their insights about their profession.
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