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Sketchbook Confidential

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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.

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You’ll Love This Drawing & Sketching Book If:

  • You’re searching for new sketching & drawing inspiration
  • You love hearing about the drawing process of talented, professional artists
  • You love watching art come together step-by-step

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.

In Sketchbook Confidential You’ll Learn:

  • Tips for sketching at every step of the creative process from a variety of painters
  • How to use sketching as a way to develop new art projects
  • About the artistic process by peeking behind the scenes of artists’ studios

What Our Editor’s Are Saying:

&quotReaders just love this "sneak peek" into the private sketchbooks of acclaimed artists." — Kristin Hoerth, Editor in Chief, Southwest Art Magazine

Check Out This Excerpt from Dan Beck in Sketchbook Confidential:

Sketching is a way to think visually. I sketch on a regular basis to work out compositional ideas, to stay in tune with the drawing aspect of painting and to just connect with my subject in a no-pressure situation. There is a freedom about sketching that keeps me grounded, and it’s just plain fun.

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.

Additional Information

SKU Z9317
Product Type Book
Pages 176
ISBN13 9781440308598
Instructor Multiple Artists
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. Disappointing book review by Diane on 3/1/2016
    Rating

    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.

  2. "sneak peek" into private sketchbooks review by Kristin Hoerth, Editor in Chief, Southwest Art Magazine on 7/19/2012
    Rating

    Readers just love this "sneak peek" into the private sketchbooks of acclaimed artists.

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