THE SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE by SUE BLEIWEISS
This is a great book for both the expert and “virgin” sketchbooker. The author gives good advice to the novice on setting up a sketchbook from scratch including choice of papers, mediums to use and themes. This is followed by pages from books created by various artists on different themes and using various techniques.
Instructions and hints are included on many of the techniques used, encouraging people to try something new.
The experienced sketchbooker will enjoy dipping into the book and finding inspiration from the various artists and techniques used.
Altogether this is an excellent book to have on your bookshelf or to borrow from a good friend.
Reviewed by Sketchbook Friend - Sue Woosey
PAGE AFTER PAGE by FRANCES PICKERING
It's very exciting getting a new book isn't it. I've almost gone through Frances' first book and would recommend it for the simplicity and the pages are set out like a sketch book so it's easy to see and imagine what it could look like.
She gives lots of tips and recommends themes and safety tips, tool tips etc.
Some things though she expects the reader to know what they are. She is supposing her book will probably only be read by an art student who has previous, even if limited, knowledge. For example, she talks about Aquash brushes a few times and Pelmet Vilene, Acrylic Wax and Transfer Dyes. Foreign language to me.
But it doesn't detract from the attractive pictures and simple explanations of other things. I'm sure I could maybe find out what the other things are on line (I hope). I look forward to hearing about her new one UNDER THE COVER. http://www.frannyp.co.uk
Reviewed by Sketchbook Friend - Mo Allan
This is a little book I made with the aid of the Frances Pickering book
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Thank you for the reviews ladies.
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