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Publisher Description

Part visual journal and part art manual, Volume II of IDOLS DEMONS SAINTS continues to chronicle the sketchbooks and paintings of John Wellington. Volume II reproduces the sketchbook started at the end of December of 2006 and completed in June of 2008.

Showing preparatory “cartoons”, gouache studies, works in progress, and completed paintings along with the complete sketchbook pages, this series of ebooks clearly reveals the process of creating for the artist and teacher John Wellington.

For more than thirty years John Wellington has created, copied, ruminated, lamented, critiqued, elucidated, explored and most importantly, drawn in sketchbooks. It is his great hope that this series of ebooks will offer insight into a process of creating for artists, art students, and art lovers.

Arts & Entertainment
February 12
John Wellington
John Wellington
Grades 12-17

Customer Reviews

Tabascocat1 ,

Can’t stop at just one!

These sketchbooks are addictive and I couldn’t stop at just one. They are so chock full of insightful thoughts on art and art world and also give a rare candid glimpse of the artististic thought process and will as the technical process to create such complex masterful works. Every page offers some interesting insight or visually stimulating image.

BrimstoneMedia ,


Most creatives, whether writers, musicians or artists, spend a great deal of their lives answering the inevitable question put to them: “Where do your ideas come from?” In this remarkable ebook—the second of three volumes—fine artist and teacher John Wellington offers the answer with a giddy journey down the virtual rabbit hole of a great artist’s mind. We follow a magical progression through his 30-plus years of creativity. Part journal, part sketchbook, Idols Demons Saints details Wellington’s journey from initial inspiration—anime, Bratz dolls, even the movie Gladiator—to what he calls the “final destination” of a finished painting. Added bonuses include side trips to Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo and lushly detailed renditions of works in progress. A true masterclass in creation from an artist’s personal philosophical factory. Marvellous and inspiring.

Honki ,


All of John Wellington's sketchbooks are incredible!

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