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The Sketch

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From rear cover notes: "The ability to sketch quickly and effectively has its own rewards, to say nothing of its value as a working tool in the graphic art and design fields. The Sketch shows the reader how to arrive at a simple and effective sketch through a simple step process of line, shape, detail, and tone plus black. This is done with a minimum of prose and with many ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published November 1st 1979 by Van Nostrand Reinhold (first published 1979)
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Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I found the text a bit of a shock, it's reproduced from the artist's sketchbook, in his actual hand-printing. The artwork mostly looks fine. I occasionally had difficulty determining what the medium was in some of the pictures, possibly due to the age of the book? Maybe because it's a xeroxed sketchbook? An oldie from the library. I also had the suspicion that I've read it before.
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
A short but enjoyable read on the how to's (line, shape, composition, etc.) of sketching/drawing which the author primarily does with sketches. :) Usually this type of book is more type heavy so it was a nice change.

The book contains a helpful chart listing assorted drawing implements (various types of pencils and pens) and describes the line achieved with each, as well as, other helpful tips. The author has a corresponding drawing for each implement which is great to see the end result and whi
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book to learn from. It has a lot of illustrative sketches for the principles taught and also demonstrate the usages of the different sketching media. It doesn't have any exercises but has a list of sketches that one could copy to learn and compare.
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