Saturday, October 4, 2014

Earnest Ward - Artist - New Ebook

One of my favorite artists who enjoys capturing many of the same subjects as I do as well as keeping a journal recently launched a new ebook called "The North Cascades: Tale of Two Seasons (Spring)," through the Apple Itunes store.

This morning I finished reading this beautiful Artist Journal and adventure ibook by Earnest who’s a naturalist and an artist who loves to observe and record the wonders he encounters in his daily life.

This particular book focuses on his trip to Stehekin......a very remote area of the North Cascades National Park, located in Washington.

As the reader, you accompany Earnest on his daily adventures as the ice and snow begins to melt and the world around awakens with the warming of Spring weather.  You get to experience these wonders via his wonderful illustrations, photos, video clips and descriptive commentary of his encounters; which includes wildlife, flora, means of transportation, people, buildings, and the surrounding landscape.

What I really enjoyed was the variety of mediums used in his illustrations.  Something to tickle the fancy of all artists regardless of their personal preference in medium (graphite, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and oil.)

The other aspect of this book I really enjoyed was his choice in going with the ibook format.  I love the interactive nature of these enhanced ebooks which is a far cry from a standard page by page flip ebook.  From scrolling sidebars of photos and descriptions/observations, to the enhanced illustrations and photos one can view full screen, to the wonderful videos that leave you feeling like you are standing right there experiencing the moment in sight and sound.


This adventure was truly entertaining, informative, and visually pleasing.  A fantastic example of what one can do keeping an artist’s journal and sharing the world and experiences with others.

I hope others will check this gentleman and his ebook out as I believe you'll enjoy the experience as I have.   Here are a several links you might enjoy viewing:

Earnest Ward - Drawn to Life Blog

Earnest Ward Web Site

Earnest Ward Photos - Flickr

Earnest Ward Facebook

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