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Sketch Your World: Essential Techniques for Drawing on Location [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

James Hobbs

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10. Januar 2014
Packed with accessible tutorials and inside tips and advice from contemporary artists, Sketch your World is the ultimate handbook for anyone seeking to explore the exciting creative possibilities afforded by sketching on location, whether in a bustling cafe, colorful street market, or leafy park. Combining a winning formula of practical instruction and creative inspiration, Sketch your World examines a range of techniques for capturing great sketches on the go, covering topics such as how to improve observation skills, sketch moving subjects, and create depth and mood in order to convey a sense of atmosphere. Uniquely, the book also includes a variety of techniques for working with digital tools such as tablets and smart pens. Offering engaging advice and featuring the work of some of today's most inventive urban artists from all over the world, Sketch your World gives invaluable insight into their inspiration and working processes, while detailed tutorials illustrate a range of techniques for readers to try, examining a variety of drawing and sketching media from pencils to water colors. With its fresh, highly accessible approach and use of inspirational, hip, and bang up-to-date examples, Sketch your World is guaranteed to appeal to the growing numbers of recreational artists who- permanently armed with sketchpad (or tablet) and pen-thrive on capturing the world around them, wherever they happen to be.
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JAMES HOBBS is a London-based freelance journalist and artist, a former editor of Artists & Illustrators magazine whose clients have also included the Guardian, The Art Newspaper and Discover Art magazine. His work has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and is in a number of European collections. Prints of his work have been on sale in stores worldwide. He is a board member of Urban Sketchers, the global community of artists who draw on location, and a founding member of the London Urban Sketchers. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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5.0 von 5 Sternen For those who like sketching and starting to explore location drawing 19. Januar 2014
Von Parka - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Sketching Your World is a book of sketching tips and techniques from London-based artist, journalist and Urban Sketcher James Hobbs.

This book is focused on outdoor sketching, location sketching or even urban sketching as it's becoming popularly known.

There are 176 pages with 12 chapters. Each chapter has several topics with each around two pages. This book is essentially a bundle of tips really, with some techniques mentioned but not really technical. So it's an easy breezy read.

You'll get the most out of it if you already know some basics to drawing.

The book talks about the various aspects of location sketching. It covers things like dealing with onlookers, training your observational skills, provides examples of places where you can draw and how you should approach drawing them, talks about reportage drawing, using digital tools for sketching, and getting active online to either share your work or check out other urban sketchers. Several artist profiles are featured as well.

Each topic is rather brief but there are some interesting ideas and suggestions to work on from reading the tips.

The illustrated examples are nice, nothing too overwhelming or anything that you cannot achieve. It's interesting to look at styles of different artists and how they translate the scenes they see onto paper.

I'll recommend the book to those who like sketching and who are starting to explore location drawing.

(Check out more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This book will make you grab a sketchbook and head out the door 20. Januar 2014
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If you’ve ever felt moved to keep a sketchbook while traveling, or if you’ve ever wanted to sketch the view of a favorite park in your own home town, but you just haven’t gotten out the door yet, James Hobbs has written a book for you: Sketch Your World – Essential Techniques for Drawing on Location.

More than any other book I’ve read on the topic of sketching on location (and I’ve tried to seek out and read them all), this is one I’d recommend to someone who has never drawn before but is motivated by the desire to capture one’s world on paper. Although it offers some tips and techniques on the basics of drawing (perspective, composition, tone), this book’s emphasis is not on “how to draw” but on embracing the spirit of urban sketching and running with it – wherever that run may lead you.

Many times when I’ve seen books that contain nothing but elegant, refined and dazzling examples by architects or professional painters, I’m inspired by their work but at the same time intimidated. By contrast, Hobbs’ book offers a wide range of examples of sketching styles from more than 60 urban sketchers. Rather than discouraging the beginner, these examples give the impression that everyone’s style is unique, and any style is appropriate for urban sketching. “One of the great things about a sketchbook is that it is yours and yours alone,” Hobbs says. “It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about what you do, and there is no need to please anyone but yourself.”

In addition to chapters on materials and the mechanics of sketching in the field, Hobbs includes sections on ways to approach specific subject matter, such as architecture, people, travel and reportage sketching. One chapter focuses on digital tools, such as using a tablet, and another provides information on joining sketching communities, either online or locally. Throughout these chapters, featured artists like Gabriel Campanario, Miguel Herranz, Marina Grechanik and others discuss how they approach their subject matter specialty.

Hobbs’ overriding attitude is that urban sketching is about self-expression. “A sketchbook is an intimate, personal space in which to express yourself, to explore your surroundings, and record your experiences using the simplest materials,” he says. “The goal is to find our own way of working and our own voice, rather than mimicking someone else’s.” Instead of: “I’ll never be able to draw like that,” Sketch Your World makes me say: “I’m heading out the door with my sketchbook – now.”
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5.0 von 5 Sternen It's a keeper 13. März 2014
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One of the better books I have purchased. The pictures are beautiful and there is a broad range of examples of sketches. I am looking not an artist or a naturalist or and architect but I want to journal for my own satisfaction and stress relief. This book has given me ideas on improving my journal sketches and has shown me how to use fewer lines to catch the flavor of the views I sketch. As in all books of the type, it gives tips on materials and what essentials to use for the least bulky field pack with the most flexibility of use. There are beautiful examples of pencil sketches through watercolor finished pictures. If Urban sketching is something you think you would enjoy then this is the book for you and if you aren't sure check out the urban sketchers website before you buy the book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Special guidebook for urban artists 13. Februar 2014
Von Laura A. Fitzgerald - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I received this product in the mail yesterday, read it far into the night and approved it chapter by chapter! I was also glad for the digital item & employment inclusion like the Wacom Inkling set which I've been considering to obtain for a similiat reason - thank you so much!!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sketch Your World: Essential Techniques for Drawing on Location 31. März 2014
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THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK FOR THOSE ARTISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ASPIRING ARTISTS WHO KEEP OR WISH TO KEEP AN ART JOURNAL. THOSE OF US WHO DO KEEP AN ART JOURNAL KNOW THAT GETTING THE ESSENTIALS OF A SKETCH IF NOT THE WHOLE THING IN RELATIVELY LITTLE TIME IS ESSENTIAL, IT IS ONE OF THE SKILLS WE ALL ASPIRE TO. SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THIS BOOK FAMILIARIZES ONE WITH BOTH OBSERVATIONAL AND DRAWING TECHNIQUES THE MASTERY OF WHICH WILL CERTAINLY INCREASE DRAWING SPEED. CHAPTERS 5 THRU 10 ARE ALL ABOUT TECHNIQUES, TOOLS ARE ALSO CONSIDERED FROM THE SIMPLEST TO THE DIGITAL. OVERALL, AN EXCELLENT BOOK, PUBLISHED IN 2013, QUITE UP TO DATE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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