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4.0 out of 5 stars Sketching guide, 25 Mar 2009
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Ross P. Gidman "Vampire fiction fan" (Lancashire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sketching (Collins 30-Minute Painting) (Hardcover)
This is another of the books by Alwyn Crawshaw. I would have preferred more emphasis on techniques of drawing, shading, etc., and will have to purchase another book as a guide.

The book does give guidance about why sketching is important, in terms of "setting a scene". However, another point here is the seemingly easy dismissal of photography as an aid. With the advent of cheap digital cameras, this seems niggardly. Take a photo, then sketch. Compare the two mages late.

The book does make the important point of sletches being quick and simple. Simplifying what is seen, and then depicted in the image is stressed throughout. Worthwhile, but not standalone in my opinion.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great aide-memoire, 27 Sep 2010
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A. Briggs "Aibee" (England) - See all my reviews
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Great book, not to be confused with a more detailed book but small enough to carry with you and helps to remind me of the basics, and improve / further develop my sketching style and techniques.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 July 2009
This review is from: Sketching (Collins 30-Minute Painting) (Hardcover)
This is a most useful and concise book. Recommended for beginners and more experienced folk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 July 2014
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Exactly the right book for a novice painter
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5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased as a gift, 22 July 2011
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Dale A. Haines "master_ice" (England) - See all my reviews
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This book was purchased as a gift for a budding Leonard, Dali or Van Gogh. Apparently it was everything they hoped it would be and so now I am hoping that they'll reach fame and fortune in the art world and mention my gifts to them in future despatches (perhaps with monetary mementoes as well!)
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