Pose Drawing Sparkbook: Bookmarks, PDFs Added

If you’d like to order an ebook version of the Pose Drawing Sparkbook, I’ve now added a PDF option! You can also order bookmarks printed on the front and back with drawing tips from the book.

Pose Drawing Bookmarks

My upcoming book, the Pose Drawing Sparkbook, will officially launch at the CTN Animation Expo (November 15-17, 2013). If you’ve already ordered a copy, either through my Kickstarter campaign or on my Sparkbook store just stop by my table at the Expo and pick up your copy. Otherwise, as soon as I get back from the trip I’ll start mailing out pre-orders.

I’m having bookmarks printed containing drawing and acting tips from the book. These are sturdy 2 in. x 6 in. bookmarks, printed in full color on the front and back. Everyone who ordered a physical copy of the Sparkbook through my Kickstarter campaign will automatically get one when the orders are filled. The rest of you can pre-order them from my Sparkbook store.

Pose Drawing Sparkbook by Cedric HohnstadtPose Drawing Sparkbook by Cedric Hohnstadt

The Sparkbook is available both as a physical book and as an ebook. I had resisted making the ebook available as a PDF, limiting the choices to Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. After getting feedback from my backers and doing some more research, I’ve changed my mind and decided to make a PDF option after all. If you have already placed a pre-order and would like to change it to a PDF, just contact me and let me know.

Hundreds of people have pre-ordered the Pose Drawing Sparkbook, and I can’t wait to ship them out. See you at the Expo!

Sketchbook Month: Day 4

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I won’t need to count any sheep tonight. It’s been an exhausting couple of days—fun but exhausting. The sheep in my head will get the night off, which gave me an idea for today’s Sketchbook Month sketch.

Which reminds me, I want to give a big shout-out to my wonderful, amazing, beautiful and supportive wife. She’s been doing most of the heavy lifting with the Sketchbook month blog, taking care of the uploads and answering most of the emails. Honey, where would I be without you?

To keep things manageable Sketchbook Month participants get the weekends off. See you on Monday!

Sketchbook Month: Day 3

I’ve got an awful lot on my plate today so I had to bang this out quick.

Don’t forget to check out all the great submissions over at the Sketchbook Month blog!

Sketchbook Month: Day 1

Here we go! To kick off Sketchbook Month I thought I’d push myself to do a little study of human anatomy. I found this muscle pose on the internet (should have bookmarked it—for the life of me I can’t find it now to link to it). I’m not nearly as familiar with the anatomy of the human back as I am the front. I basically faked my way through the shoulder blade area and backs of the thighs by studying the light and shadow in the photo. If you asked me to describe what was going on underneath the skin in those areas I couldn’t really tell you. Guess I need to beef up on that (pun intended).

I’ve been getting an overwhelming response to the idea of Sketchbook Month. I’m in the process of building a separate web area to house all the submissions (UPDATE: Check out the official Sketcbook Month blog). We are only a few hours into sketchbook month but already I received some sketches with pledges of art to come from a long list of artist friends who’ve emailed saying “Count me in!” Here’ the links so far:

Chris Kennett

Tom Bancroft

Chris Browne

Bucky Jones

Michael Jantze

Dan Johnson

Tim Hodge

Josh Cleland

Nick Sena


Kelly McNutt

It’s not too late to join in! Just post your link in the comments and I’ll add it to the site later. Find out more at the Sketchbook Month blog.