Author Archives: Beth Erikson

Splash 19 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 126 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2017 watercolor competition Splash 19: Illusion of Light! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 19 Winner Notification” no later than Friday, May 19th. SPLASH...

Creating a Travel Sketchbook Kit

Creating a travel sketchbook kit means you’ll be ready for anything. See something inspiring? Sketch it out! Even if you’re just sketching little thumbnails while you’re waiting for the bus or killing time before meeting friends for a movie, you’ll be able to capture those moments of inspiration for later. Sketchbook: Grab a small...

Creating a Travel Journal: Buildings, People and More

I love to travel. I get the itch every few months to go out and explore. Then the planning begins! Planning a trip just ramps up the anticipation of what I’m going to see. Anyone else both love and hate the countdown clock for a vacation? So close to leaving but yet so far!...

The Art of Food: Good Enough to Eat!

Everyone loves food, right? The smell, the taste, the look of your favorite food is just irresistible. Who can stop themselves from enjoying a tart and juicy apple, the smell of freshly baked bread, sweet and crunchy candy or a refreshing salad? I can’t! We get to see amazing art with our competition books and sometimes...

Printing and Drawing With Dawn Emerson

Pastel and mixed media artist Dawn Emerson has been featured in our competition book Strokes of Genius. She was recently in our photo studio doing work for her upcoming book with us, Pastel Innovations. I wanted to share some of the excitement and show one of her interesting techniques. Inside the book you’ll find a lot...

Inktober 2016: Featured Art So Far

It’s that time of year again! Inktober 2016 is a little over a week in. You still have time to join and challenge yourself to create more. Maybe Inktober 2016 will be the creative jumpstart you need. If you’re looking for inspiration check out the official prompt list for you to follow. You can always...