Today I finally placed my order for the new book - Portrait Revolution - about the JKPP phenomenon, which contains two of my drawings. Even though it's still in pre-order status, I say "finally" because it's been available for pre-order for quite a while, has had a write-up in an art publication, and a few group members have advance copies already. So there has been a lot of excitement buzzing around about the book over the past couple months and I feel like I'm a bit behind.
Even if my drawings weren't in the book I would still buy it. The JKPP group has been such a huge influence on my growth as an artist. It has introduced me to many spectacular artists around the world, with a vast array of artistic styles, and led me to study portraiture (which I've been interested in since high school) more seriously. I would buy the book just for inspiration and as a memento. Having my work included in it is a very exciting added bonus, which is incredibly validating and humbling at the same time.
I ordered both the US and UK editions, which should arrive within a couple weeks. I can't wait!
In the mean time, here is a link to the review (it’s a jpeg, but you can zoom in to read):
May 17 issue of UK magazine Artists & Illustrators (supposed to also be available in the US.)
Ordering information for both the US and UK editions for the book: Portrait Revolution