My Favorite Art Blogs for 2008

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As I noted earlier, Dan over at EmptyEasel.com just put together a collection of his favorite blogs for 2008, and he is also encouraging bloggers to put together a list of their own. I’m happy to oblige.



A reminder…

I already made a list a few months ago in another post, so rather than reiterate it, I’ll just encourage you to take another look to refresh your memory (see How to Make a Sketch Blog People Will Actually Enjoy). All of those blogs are still going strong. If I were to pick one or two to repeat for extra emphasis, I would say to visit Tom’s MAD Blog (tomrichmond.com/blog) and A Girl Who Creates (agirlwhocreates.com), because they have consistently been in my top favorites ever since I’ve started reading blogs.

I will also second Dan’s opinion of the unbelievably great Lines and Colors (http://www.linesandcolors.com). I think that blog is in a league of its own.

A couple more links…

Gurney Journey (gurneyjourney.blogspot.com) – from Dinotopia illustrator James Gurney. He makes numerous behind-the-scenes posts, including lessons about his extensive process and various painting techniques.

Tony DiTerlizzi (diterlizzi.com/blog) – I got to see this guy’s work face-to-face at an exhibit he had at the Eric Carle Museum in Massachusetts. Great stuff. This will be a great blog to keep up with in 2008 because his famous Spiderwick Chronicles is going to be released as a movie later this year.

And finally…

If my previous praise and promptings haven’t been enough, go and visit Empty Easel (emptyeasel.com) already! It’s good to know there’s an art blogger out there who is dedicated to quality and consistency as much as Dan is — so take a minute and check it out.

Have a few favorite blogs of your own? Let us know at DaniDraws.com.