I was moved to buy this book after having seen just a few sketches in some sample pages. Those few sketches made me smile, and warmed me with their confidence and whimsy. And now, having read all 159 pages, lingered long over every sketch, all in one sitting, I can tell you, that for me, this is simply the most joyful, tip filled, inspirational, and liberating art book I’ve ever read, and I will treasure it for a long time to come.
I’ve read other guides and help books that read like they were written by the failed, frustrated artist we all know who is always browbeating you with all the things you’re doing wrong. Sheinberger’s sketches, text, advice, and suggestions never cause you to feel downcast or overwhelmed, but are always encouraging and uplifting.
Sheinberger is a good writer too. His text is generally limited to 2 to 5 easy to read paragraphs that take up maybe half a page and is mixed on page with a sketch that illustrates the point he’s making. Subject matter is conveyed in a focused and concise fashion so that, while brief, will leave you feeling you’ve been given a lot of information in a very few words.
The one real thing the text immediately branded into me was that, I’m sketching for me. Not reality, not for others, and not for anyone’s approval. I had long understood these notions intellectually, but reading it in this little book, while perusing his wonderfully unconventional sketches, the concept was burned, indelibly, into me emotionally.
The topics he covers include the typical: sketch tools, sketch books, perspective, landscapes, etc., but he does it creatively, and in a gentle, and encouraging manner. There is practical advice about public sketching etiquette, taking time to sketch, what to sketch, and lots more. This may have all been covered in other art books, but I have either not read, or enjoyed, those like I did this one; I felt refreshed and vitalized after reading it.
I readily recommend this book and sincerely think you will not regret it.
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美国亚马逊： 46 条评论
Simply the Best Art Book I’ve Ever, Truly Enjoyed...2018年5月14日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Suzanne L. Smith
One of the best sketching books I have read2017年9月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
One of the best sketching books I have read, because it's also about the spirit of sketching, not just about tips and techniques, reminding the artist that their sketches are for them, not for the judgement of others. Highly recommended.
A Traveler's Companion2018年1月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
An indispensable guide for a semi-literate drawer trying to take an artistic journey a little later in life. It takes away so much fear and unravels the beauty and joy of trekking across old and new roads of discovery and joy without a damned electronic device.
but is chuck full of good ideas for composition2018年5月31日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
It not only liberates you from the fear of experimentation, but is chuck full of good ideas for composition, subjects, materials and techniques. It is a pleasure to read because it feels liberating and at the same time, it has answers to all the things that made you look for a sketch/journaling book.