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Dare to Sketch : A Guide to Drawing on the Go

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An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don't start on the first page of your sketchbook!), Dare to Sketch is gorgeously illustrated with the author's unique and contemporary art style.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 159 pages
  • 168 x 238 x 20.32mm | 576.06g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Full colour photographs
  • 0399579559
  • 9780399579554
  • 8,383

About Felix Scheinberger

FELIX SCHEINBERGER is a prolific German illustrator, artist, and designer. He is the author and illustrator of Urban Watercolor Sketching as well as several books in German on watercolors, and he has illustrated more than fifty children's books in the last decade. His work has appeared in magazines including Harvard Business Manager and Psychology Today.show more

Review quote

"The new go-to resource for anyone who has ever had interest in creating within a sketchbook." --STEVEN PETERMAN, founder of The Sketchbook Projectshow more

Table of contents

Foreword 7 Why use a sketchbook? The sketchbook 8 Which sketchbook? 11 Choosing a format A book with personality 12 Where to begin? 14 Protecting your sketchbook 17 Notes are permitted 18 Journaling 21 Doodling will set you free 22 The right and wrong ways to draw Tools 24 Specialty pens 27 Sepia ink 29 Colored pencils 31 Ballpoint pens 32 And, of course, pencils 36 Markers, glitter pens, and beyond 39 Watercolors 44 Collage Expressing yourself 47 Visualizing your ideas 48 Blind contour drawing 51 Your line is you 52 Mistakes are allowed! 55 Drawing what you feel 56 Drawing is not photography 58 Letting imagination complete the picture 61 Drawing the invisible The basics 62 Shot settings and westerns 64 Five types of shot settings 68 Getting a feel for composition 70 Weight and balance 72 Collected works 74 Perspective 78 Depth and perspective 80 Landscapes 83 Nature 84 Landscapes and time 87 Coloring landscapes 88 Landscapes in ink 90 Light and shadow 93 Depicting shadows People 95 People are not objects 96 Friends 98 Passersby 101 Performers 103 Hide and seek 104 Use your head 106 Portraits and caricature 108 Nudes and proportion Animals 110 “It won’t stop moving!” Architecture 114 New and old places 117 Consider the everyday 118 Drawing buildings The right place 120 Stay open 123 Good and bad places 124 Finding your spot 127 Don’t forget to draw the cars 128 Cars mark the era 130 Montages 132 Objects Traveling 134 When in Rome, see what the Romans see 137 Travel drawings 138 The journeying artist is not a tourist 141 Drawing is a global language 142 The right place at the right time 144 Museums 147 Panoramas 149 Trifles and truffles Taking it further 151 Reality is not reality is not reality 152 Everything is in flux 154 Redoing drawings 156 Using digital media 157 Whatever happened to da Vinci’s sketchbook?show more

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