Friday, September 19, 2014

Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color Paperback

5 Out of 5 stars:

Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color Paperback
Outstanding Book on Perfecting the Use of Watercolors in Your Art 
COLOR YOUR LIFE with this Informative book:
Bring new energy to your sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Whether you’re an amateur artist, drawer, doodler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that’s perfect for people on the go—much like pen or pencil. Accomplished designer and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in color theory and countless lessons on all aspects of watercolor sketching 
My review:
I’m an art lover from way back when. I love to draw, but I’m no expert, but this is an excellent book to help one obtain their dreams in art. This is a beautiful and colorful book with lots of sketches and instructions about how to draw and paint with color. The author, Felix Sheinberger, an illustrator, artist and designer discusses the fundamentals like wet-on-wet, glazes and washer; Materials and supplies to bring on your travels and little know tips and tricks, like painting when water isn’t handy and seeking out inspiration. There is a great deal of discussion on the use of colors. If you are into learning or refining or just interested in drawing or painting with watercolors, this is the book for you. It is valuable and informative and excellent book to keep on your artist bookshelf.  This is a valuable guide that shows one how to bring paintings and drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods.
Overall, I highly recommend this book without hesitation. Some of the topics covered in depth are: the ins and outs of watercolors, introducing color to sketches, first attempts with shadows and light, discussing the effects and use of colors, tools to use, painting outdoors, and tips and tricks used with watercolor. This is a fabulous book you will no doubt be referring to more than once. “Vibrant watercolor paintings grace each page, and light-hearted anecdotes (why do fish make great subjects to paint, you may be wondering...) make this a lively guide to the medium. With an open mind and sketchbook, you will be ready to capture the moments around you in luminous color with confidence, creativity, and ease—no matter what your skill level may be.”

About the Book's Author:

FELIX SCHEINBERGER is an illustrator, artist, and designer. He is the author and illustrator of two other books on watercolors and 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. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

FTC Disclaimer: "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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