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Sketching (Collins 30-Minute Painting) Hardcover – 3 Mar 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007259387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007259380
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.4 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘These books are clear and very easy to follow. They make the reader feel confident that they will be able to achieve good results in the given time, and at a reasonable price!’
Leisure Painter, April 2008

About the Author

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 25 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 8 successful TV series on Channel 4. He has also made many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists and President of the National Acrylic Painters Association. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.


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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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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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This is a most useful and concise book. Recommended for beginners and more experienced folk.
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A useful book for beginners in a pocket sized book,
like all these books it assumes a certain amount of
skill
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I know the book and as I have passed my copy on to someone who is interested in sketching I have replaced it.
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I'm a beginner and I found this book very helpful. I would recommend it.
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