Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Review of Sketch! The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

My Review:

An excellent inspirational book for artists and aspriring artists.

There is no excuse not to create- use any time you have and whatever medium you have- whether it's a sketch pad, your smart phone or computer- just create.

This book has encouraged me to create more and I passed it along to my teenage daughter who is an aspiring artist. I hope it encourages her to create extraordinary things.

Artists and aspiring artist both will love this book.

Sketch!: The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

France Belleville-Van Stone 

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill 
November 4, 2014
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385346093

ISBN-13: 978-0385346092

An inspirational manual for integrating sketching into daily life for artists and non-artists alike. 

Urban sketching--the process of sketching on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. In this aspirational guide, French artist France Belleville-Van Stone offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. By sharing her own creative process, which includes sketching by hand and digitally, Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a method of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. Sketch will inspire artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them.

Available at Amazon

About the Author

FRANCE BELLEVILLE-VAN STONE is a self-taught French artist who loved cars and drawing as a child. As an adult, she studied English instead of going to art school, and became a public school teacher. She has been living and teaching full-time in the U.S. since late 2004.

 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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