Uncover your own sketching & drawing inspiration with these great examples of the creative process from fellow artists. Whether you use sketching as a foundation for a more in-depth art piece or just love the way that sketching looks, you’ll enjoy the great tips and interviews from the featured artists. More than 40 exceptional artists are showcased in Sketchbook Confidential, each with their own artistic process and artistic goals.
Read along as they share their inspirations for sketching. Learn how to solve artistic problems by using sketching and capture great moments for later use. By the time you’re done with Sketchbook Confidential you’ll feel as though you too are a part of this close community, with a group of new artistic friends. Start your own drawing process today with this great peak behind the scenes of sketching.
"Readers just love this "sneak peek" into the private sketchbooks of acclaimed artists." — Kristin Hoerth, Editor in Chief, Southwest Art Magazine
With the sketch I feel an immediate dialogue back to myself. It doesn’t matter much what media I use – pencil, ballpoint pen, charcoal, color pencils, pastels. I like to sketch with a variety of tools. Often, just to see marks on paper is enough to get the juice going, to feel that urge to paint
I think sketching works because it eliminates to complexities of painting. It allows one to see the essence of the subject or the idea or even to find that idea. It’s much harder to do that when dealing with color mixing, painting application, etc.
Sometimes I sketch to see the essence of what will become a finished painting. Sometimes I sketch just to doodle around. That fun aspect to sketching is very important to maintain. I think and hope that the spontaneity of sketching carries over into the painting and that the daring and innovative qualities that come so easily in sketching translate into painting.
I found this book to be disappointing. Few of the contributions were inspirational, or even insightful. I couldn't read more than a few entries before becoming bored. It took me two months to finish the book. The sketches were nice, but I would have liked to see more examples of the works of art completed from them, especially from the 3-D artists. I most appreciated the 15 or so profiles of artists who provided finished works for comparison. I also found the blotches of "paint", random lines, and coffee cup "stains" to distract from the artists' work. On a positive note, the book covers a wide range of artistic styles, from Impressionism to portraits, from sci fi/fantasy to realism, from line drawings to 3-D art.
Readers just love this "sneak peek" into the private sketchbooks of acclaimed artists.
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