The Venice Chronicles from Enrico Casarosa
If you love sketchbooks or watercolors, you'll love The Venice Chronicles. It's a sketchbook, travelogue, comic thrown into a sturdy hardcover book with a love story at its core.
The artist is Enrico Casarosa, a story artist at Pixar. He has a blog where he post lots of artwork and thoughts so be sure to check it out!
The sketches in the book are wonderful and watercolor beautiful. The characters are appealing and, well, real. I can't remember if I've seen water colour comics before but there it is in this unique book. The story is about his travel with his girl.
Included also is a section on how they met, and how he used his drawings to attract her attention — of course!
Enrico has created a Flickr set for the book where you can read the pages, best viewed in slideshow mode.
You can also check out the creative process of the book on Enrico's Flickr photoset titled The making of The Venice Chronicles, also best viewed in slideshow mode. I love the photo of him painting and carrying the baby at the same time — multitasking creative talent.
If you like the book, do support him by purchasing a copy.
The books are available on:
Enrico's online store | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.fr | Amazon.de
Amazon sells it cheaper though. Reviews are already in on Amazon and they are very positive.