am 10. Dezember 1999
This little miracle worker of a book should NOT be disregarded in anyone's expanding list of books related to drawing scenery. "Drawing Landscapes and Seascapes" can teach you what other books cannot, how to capture the breath-taking world we see around us without the aide of photographs, or actually being there (although outdoor sketching is highly advisable, as pointed out by Jack). The scenery in this book is very life-like, and you can learn how to do it all too. Jack, as with his other books, doesn't "showcase" or brag of his work, he teaches in every picture how he did what he did, and what you can do to do the same. I couldn't imagine anyone getting ever getting lost or being stranded, Jack is one the best of the best, read his reviews of his other books!
Topics covered... Drawing trees, water, clouds, rocks, and buildings. There are topics within topics, example: You'll learn to draw Puddles under "water", or Mountain Ranges under "rocks", Moonlit Skies under "clouds", etc etc... You just can't go wrong. He'll show you how to capture the incredible dynamics of the earth and how to portray it into your own work. Learn to draw trees realistically without drawing them leaf-by-leaf!
Of any book released to the market for drawing landscape or seascape, this book is the only one I feel empowered to read word for word. His teaching is so amazing, I couldn't recommened a newer, even more expensive book than Jacks'. Don't cheat yourself of what you can learn in drawing landscapes or seascapes, this book is so easy to read and the projects in this book so enlighting, if you only had one book to choose on drawing landscapes, I'd choose Jack hands down. With a price like this,... you can't go wrong by giving this outstanding book a chance.
am 30. September 2003
Als Hobbyzeichner (vor allem im Urlaub) habe ich das Buch mit auf die Reise genommen. Es gibt praktische Tipps, die gerade auch Amateuren schnell zu ansehnlichen Resultaten verhelfen. Obwohl englisch nicht meine Muttersprache ist, hatte ich keine Mühe, die erläuternden Texte zu verstehen. Kurz: Wer Landschaften zeichnen lernen möchte, bekommt mit diesem Buch eine nützliche und praxisorientierte Anleitung.
am 10. September 2007
This is without exception the best book on this subject matter I've ever had in my hands. Most books offer little distributed over a great many pages; this book crowds a wealth of really excellent advice and how-to instructions on few pages. This is the only book where I ever saw instructions like how to draw a beech, a birch, a weeping willow, a fir... or how to draw reflections in still water, in ruffled water, in upset water... and the like. Practical how-tos instead of general waffle. Instead of doing step-by-step explanations of big beautiful compositions a learner can never hope to imitate successfully Jack Hamm gives us little sketches focusing on exactly one thing. This is a book one really can learn something from methodically.
am 31. Oktober 2013
Klare Anleitungen, kompliziert wirkende Vorgänge einfach erklärt, guter Aufbau, erklärt die verschiedensten Szenarien und wie man sie von simpl bis aufgearbeitet zeichnen kann, einfach nur empfehlenswert! Englisch ist auch nicht zu schwierig.