77 of 78 people found the following review helpful
A well written, useful book for all.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists: Exploring the Embroiderers' Sketchbook (Hardcover)
I'm currently studying a textile based course at uni but I often work in a more fine art/ computer/ photography way as well. This book is a really good edition to my library because it gave me ideas and new ways of laying out my sketchbooks for exams etc.
Its very well presented in a very modern and easily approachable style and is easily understood and adaptable to every project I've done. It does speak as if you are a new artist or have never used a sketchbook but to be honest I found going back to the beginning really useful and adding this to my current sketchbook knowledge was really great. The illustrations and examples of current artists sketchbooks were very inspiring and it is useful to see that even sucessful artists scribble notes all over and work in very haphazard ways. Very encouraging!
It also has some neat ideas such as making your own sketchbooks and how to encorporate external research into your ideas. I hope this helps! I would definately recommend it and my tutors on my course thought it was pretty helpful too.