Masters of Sketch­ing

quick draw Pearls of wis­dom from mas­ter­ful sketch artists are shared in this book, ded­i­cated to one of the most ver­sa­tile art forms

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Sketches have long fas­ci­nated artists. In­deed, the study of sketch­book art is a pop­u­lar way to see how the masters worked, and is sure to im­prove your own draw­ing skills.

This is the think­ing be­hind Masters of Sketch­ing, a 271-page soft­back book that as­sem­bles 20 con­tem­po­rary sketch artists and ex­plores how they bring their work to life. The book presents a good va­ri­ety of styles, rang­ing from im­pres­sion­ist char­coal pieces to pre­cise and whim­si­cal work, so there’s bound to be an artist in its pages you can learn from.

Each artist’s sec­tion is bro­ken down into a tu­to­rial and a show­case gallery. While the gal­leries can be frus­trat­ingly brief, some­times com­pris­ing just a cou­ple of im­ages, the step-by-step tu­to­ri­als have much more depth and pro­vide a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse into lots of dif­fer­ent sketch­ing meth­ods.

This slightly com­pro­mised bal­anc­ing act doesn’t mean read­ers will be un­sat­is­fied, though, be­cause there’s plenty to learn and ap­pre­ci­ate from this book. And with fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about each il­lus­tra­tor at the end of the book, there’s lots of fur­ther re­search to em­bark upon if you’ve dis­cov­ered a par­tic­u­larly en­gag­ing sketch artist.

Film con­cept artist Colie Wertz’s at­ti­tude to­wards sketch­ing is, “If I hand this over to a mod­eller, will they be able to build it?”

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