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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, buy 'The Drawing Book' instead
Don't buy this book, buy 'The Drawing Book' instead. It's the same book the drawing book is the UK version, this is the US version.
P.S. the book is great
Published on 26 Dec 2005 by Jim D.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, buy 'The Drawing Book' instead, 26 Dec 2005
Don't buy this book, buy 'The Drawing Book' instead. It's the same book the drawing book is the UK version, this is the US version.
P.S. the book is great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sketch Book for the Artist, 23 July 2009
Take Care! This book is exactly the same as 'The Drawing Book', by the same author, only with a different cover and title. Having said this, the book(s) give excellent instruction, guidence and illustration for anyone with an interest in drawing. The author - Sarah Simblet - is teacher of wide experience, and an artist of considerable talent. I highly recommend this - or the alternatively titled - book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A general overview of sketching, 23 Aug 2011
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This book is published by DK is an encompassing look at sketching. It's not an instructional book although you can get lots of ideas from looking at the classic and contemporary drawings included. Some of the sketches are from artist Sarah Simblet, and others from a myriad of artists.

There isn't much covered on the techniques. While there are topics like composition, light and shadow or perspective, they are mainly to introduce such concepts to beginners.

The book is heavy on subjects. The main chapters are on animals, botany, architecture, still life, body, portraits, costumes, imagination and many more.

It's a general guide to sketching and understanding the different sides to it. It's a bit too general for me though. For drawing books, I prefer those that are dedicated to specific subjects.

It's an interesting book to flip through, and isn't too expensive.

The US version of this book is "Sketch Book for the Artist". There's another edition with British English called "The Drawing Book".

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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