Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review - Sketch, The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique and Drawing Daily Life


 Urban sketching--the process of sketching on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. In this aspirational guide, French artist France Belleville-Van Stone offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. By sharing her own creative process, which includes sketching by hand and digitally, Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a method of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. Sketch will inspire artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them.


What an incredibly fun book! I love how the author takes you through things and makes it seem so easy to sketch your environment. I have used a lot of the techniques in the book and they really do work and I was so happy with the improvement in my sketching abilities.

The author goes into many aspects of drawing with different mediums. He goes into drawing and sketching with pencils, pens and watercolors. I learned a lot about sketching that I didn't know. I also learned a lot about watercolors, even though I have used them for many years. There is so much great advice and technique in this book! It's one of the best books on sketching I've ever read.

If you enjoy sketching, or want to learn, I highly recommend this book. I have had a lot of fun with this book and have seen a great improvement in my sketching and drawing. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Blogging for Books

Blessings - Julie

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