【Reviews】Urban Watercolor Sketching A Guide to Drawing
Posted on August 19, 2014
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I am so impressed by it. Easy to understand. Fun to read. Nice illustrations as examples.
Each two-page spread in this book is dedicated to a single subject and has text accompanied by watercolor sketches to get the idea across.
If you are looking for a step-by-step process on how to replicate a few specific images – this book is not for you. If you are looking to be inspired, learn about the basic techniques of watercolor, learn about watercolors themselves along with a good dose of color theory and design techniques – this book is for you.
I must say, I was interested in this book more for the intriguing pictures on each page than the content of the text…but there is a lot of great content here.
Now – have I played with a box of Crayola watercolors? Yes. Did I know that “real” watercolor sets use “pans” or can be modified for one’s personal color preferences? No. I have dabbled with watercolors for fun, but really hadn’t taken any more time with them than to spread some across a page when I am feeling the need to create something (or to create along with my kids). This book opened my eyes to the options that watercolor provides and let me see how watercolor can be combined with sketching to create many beautiful pieces.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it truly was inspiring and is a book that I will reference over and over.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through the Blogging for Books program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.
This review is from: Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color