Sketchbook Confidential 2: Enter the secret worlds of 38 master artists

Sketchbook Confidential 2: Enter the secret worlds of 38 master artists

Pamela Wissman, Stefanie Laufersweiler

Language: English

Pages: 61

ISBN: 1440316953

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

<h2>More secrets from the private sketches of 38 master artists</h2>
The idea may be derived from anything really--a flash of sunlight, the tilt of a head, a glass on the table...but the sketch is where it all begins, the point where inspiration meets artist. Gloriously free of the need to get it "right," the sketch is where possibilities are explored, compositions are found, and visions come to life.

A brilliant follow-up to the first Sketchbook Confidential, this book grants you access to 38 of art's most creative minds via their sketchbooks. Whether created in studios, subways or the middle of a farmyard, these sketches represent art in its raw form. Up until now, this work has been tucked inside drawers or on studio bookshelves. Now the artists lay it out for all to see, along with intimate musings on the art of sketching and how it helps them commune with a subject, find their path to a finished piece or discover even greater rewards in the journey itself.

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and has studied art at Colorado State University (where he “learned to see shapes and values as opposed to rendering a subject”) and the Art Students League of Denver. In 2007, he was chosen by the Denver Art Museum to appear in the book LANDSCAPES OF COLORADO, and in 2011, Beckner completed a commission for the Colorado State Capitol permanent collection. Lately he is focused on a more abstract interpretation of urban movement and energy, and he is also experimenting with unconventional colors

sketching varies. On vacation, sketching is a serene way to BE in a new place. In a museum, it’s like there is never enough time to look at all the wonderful objects in the world. I have to be selective, and pick and choose carefully what to spend my time with. It isn’t really about the thing I’m looking at as much as how loose I can get. There is an internal place I want to arrive at that is my real destination. Drawing is just a mode of travel. I try to be as free when I paint or sculpt as

an accomplishment towards the greater goal of inner peace. David Savellano I am empowered by a sketch to explore and alter or personalize the vista in front of me. An Oakland, California, native and UC Berkeley graduate, David Savellano has practiced architecture for over thirty years, and is a self-taught artist now teaching travel sketching and plein air painting classes. He holds signature memberships in both the National Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association,

studio over a strong espresso or even a beer. I am not advocating an artificial stimulant to be used as a device to awaken our sleeping right brains, but I do find that occasionally it helps to get the brain firing. I remember reading in a book about Gary Larson (creator of “The Far Side” comic strip) that when asked where his ideas come from, he said he didn’t know but it had “something to do with caffeine.” I identify with that. (Again, just to be clear, I am not advocating the abuse of drugs,

actively sketching, I’m not thinking, “How will this drawing look as a painting?” Instead, I’m just attempting to create the best sketch possible given the constraints. However, after completing a group of sketches, I then evaluate them as a group and decide on the best course of action for a painting. My sketches have a direct relationship to my finished work. The values, lines and shapes will match my final painting very closely. The sketch should provide all the information I need to create

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