In a Nutshell
Title: About Sketching: The Art and Practice of Capturing the Moment
Author: Jasper Salwey
Publisher: Dover (reprint)
Date of Release: April 12, 2017
Source: The publisher provided a digital galley proof for a limited time in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rating: 3 Acorns out of 5
It seems I missed the memo that said something to the effect that sketching is only for preliminary work for a piece of art. To be honest I was an adult and worked in artistic endeavors for years before I knew that. Or maybe I did and since I enjoy looking at sketches so much I simply erased it from my memory.
This Dover reprint urges artists to sketch for the sake of sketching. I couldn’t agree more. The author includes plenty of beautiful examples or artists who have done just that – sketched. He also discusses than many methods and tools for sketching. As one might imagine the book is in black and white and I find myself wishing that Dover would update the fonts when they issue a reprint – simply for ease of reading.
Have a good week!