I've recently been reading Egon Schiele: Poems and Letters by Elisabeth Leopold, as well as Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures by Walt Stanchfield and Don Hahn. Both books are great and inspired me to get out there and do some real observation and sketching again.
I'm actually thinking of starting another blog where I'd like to talk about some of the books I like as well as share my thoughts on certain things. I know most people who have tried it have tended to abandon the double blog thing after a while, but I'd like to try it out and see how it goes. Mostly because I'd like to keep this blog focused as a place to share my personal artwork, while the other one would be more about things I'm interested in or that inspire me, and maybe even my opinions on certain things too. Even if no one reads it, I think it would be fun to do.
( Update: I actually just started my new blog Buttermilk Skies, if anyone is interested.)
Hopefully you may have noticed some of my new links here to other artists as well. I've met a lot of great people since I moved back to L.A., so check out their work if you get the chance.
Thanks to everyone as well for the new comments on my older posts. I just discovered them recently and I appreciate it.