This book is such a treat!
Alex Scheinberger approaches sketching with such energy and vibrancy that it’s hard not to get carried along on a journey through rediscovering drawing and painting in an exhilarating and refreshing way.
Essentially the book is Alex’s take on various aspects of water colouring. While it doesn’t particular cover anything groundbreaking, the way Alex approaches the various ideas are exciting and fresh.
It is a delightful book, packed with all manner of dazzlingly coloured sketches.
The book is divided into sections which consist of about ten or so chapters
Intro – Looks at the basics of paint; what it is
First attempts – Covers various techniques with paints and inks
Excursion in colour theory – Looks at where colours come from and how the watercolorist can manipulate them in various ways
Your own style – How to find your own style
Basics/tools – Looks at the various tools needed to Urban Sketch
Out and about – How to Urban Sketch in different atmospheric and weather conditions
Tips and tricks – A whole slew of practical tips. from how to ‘Undo’ mistakes, to ‘How much is your picture worth?’, to ‘Working with colored paper’
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in sketching and painting from life.