Just a quick post to give you the heads up that I am writing a book! yay!
Some of you might have been wondering why I haven’t already written a book… well, I have been in touch with publishers about a few projects over the last two years, but for various reasons the timing or the concepts weren’t quite right. But, I am super excited that this book fits like a glove.
It has always been a dream of mine to write a book – so it is VERY VERY exciting that it’s happening now!
I can’t tell you much at the moment, but I can tell you that it is about sketching architecture!
One of the first things I did was to look back through the 150 sketchbooks I have filled since 2007 – I did this digitally – and created an image bank of 1000 architecture sketches to search through! That’s waaaay more than I need but it has been great to get it together like that.
It is amazing to look back through my early work, especially my early travel sketches, and realise how risk-taking I was from the start! The basis of this confidence to ‘just have a go’ is related to my experience as an architect. My work has developed a lot over the years, but most of my visual thinking related to simplifying architectural subjects (constructing volumes) is in evidence in my early sketches.
Anyway, I am so excited to have this opportunity to share lots of tips that I have accumulated over 20 years of experience as an architect designing buildings, and during the last 9 years as an obsessive sketcher. I love the way my profession and my hobby inform each other.
It goes without saying that I am going to be just a little busy over the next few months, so my blogging will have to scale down a touch! I still plan to keep it up (it is the core of everything I do), but will need to make the posts shorter and I might have to rely on mirroring my Instagram feed. So please stick with me over the next few months and I am sure you will get lots of sneak peeks into my thought processes as I go along.
Congratulations, Liz, that is such exciting news. I'll definitely be pre-ordering at Amazon as soon as it's listed.
Have been loving following your journey Liz. Congratulations on this next step.
So happy for you.
And remember sell the books on Spain or send me one!!!!
you go girl. i cannot wait to have your book as a reference tool!!!
this is wonderful news! very exciting indeed. good luck on your journey toward publication. can't wait to see the final product 😉
Yay! I'll pre-order, too. Can hardly wait!
Yay! I can't wait to read it, Liz!
Congratulations! I can't wait!
Congratulations Liz…it will be amazing, like you!
Congratulations!! I'm sure you'll let us know when we can pre-order – soon I hope:)
That's great news!! I will definitely need a copy!
Very good news, Liz. Looking forward to what you share of this journey too.
Yippee!!! I can't wait to have you on my bookshelf, to take out and peruse anytime of the day or night.
It's selfish of me, but I've wanted a 'Liz Steel' book for a long time.
Your classes are the best and your book will be a 'stunner' too.
Congratulations, Liz! I'm already looking forward to it!
Wonderful News! Congratulations!
That's wonderful news, Liz! The funny thing is that, even though I read your blog daily and have taken the Foundations class, I would still jump at the chance to buy a book of yours. Are artists obsessed consumers, or do we just know a good teacher when we find one?!
Congratulations Liz! Can't wait for my copy…. I hope you do a section on "Perspective". You go girl!
Congratulations Liz! I'm not surprised though, it's about time! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!
Congratulations! It must be thrilling and scary all rolled into one. Best wishes for a project that is everything you hope for.
Really exciting news, Liz. I'm looking forward to it!
Yes congratulations Liz. I know it will be a fabulous book!
At last, my dear Liz I am so glad first fir you second for all of us that are following yiu and learning a lot. Congratulations. 😉
For sure, James. Helena Monteiro (hfm)
Can't wait Liz – it had to happen! Now we'll be able to find your inspiring ideas and knowledge in a convenient format. Congratulations – it will be popular with the sketchers.
Congrats Liz …looking forward to seeing an amazing book.
Liz, I am so very excited for you! Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing more about it.
Thrilling news – for you and for all of us! Congratulations. I can hardly wait!
Fantastic news for all of us who follow your work and take your courses. I am really looking forward to it. Thanks Liz.
I am SO excited for you! YES!!!
I will preorder for sure. Great news & blessings for your production & health to get it done.
Fantastic news! I'm really looking forward to your book!
Awesome! It will be wonderful, I know. Your written material for your courses is so well-thought out, so having a book of yours on my shelf is something to look forward to.
Congratulations. How life can change for the better.
Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!
Yaaaay! Too excited! I love your daily blogposts by email – they make my day.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you and for all of us who love your work! Yay, Liz!
all of the above !!!
Wow!! So excited for you Liz. I know it will be outstanding!!
Great news Liz, congratulations. Looking forward to the book!!!
As always, I’ll get in line early.
Congratulations! I get in line tooooooo…
Sooooo exciting, and long overdue. Be assured I will ORDER!!
Congratulations Liz. You are truly a leader in the field of urban sketching! Can’t wait until your book is released.
Count me in! I would love to buy a copy!
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