The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners: How to Build a Practice for Sketching on Location Flexibound – 3 November 2020
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Flexibound, 3 November 2020
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Suhita Shirodkar is an urban sketcher, artist, art director, graphic designer, illustrator, journalist, and teacher. An international correspondent with the nonprofit Urban Sketchers, Suhita has taught at the Art Institute in Sunnyvale, California, and in urban sketching workshops in exciting locales around the world. She has been featured in The Mercury News and on KQED, and she also runs a popular Etsy store where she sells her artwork. Born in India, she currently lives in San Jose, California.
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The content does not disappoint, but the design of the book is terrible. The main text font is tiny, tiny, tiny, and the font of the captions is tinier still. Plus, the typeface itself is very faint*. My vision is decent, but to comfortably read this book, I'm going to need reading glasses or a magnifying device.
(I've produced text materials, and the guideline about bolding tiny fonts for readability holds true. Was the publisher trying to save ink by printing so faintly?)
Bottom line: Be prepared to need assistive eyewear with this book.
Reviewed in the United States on 23 November 2020
Instead, she encourages you in how to start (or continue) your sketching habit with ideas for how, where, when, all decisions you make for yourself, and showing many sketches of hers and others. ideas for your kit, including colors and sketching tools, are brief and helpful (even for this experienced watercolorist).
This lovely, small book has me starting a daily habit of sketching in my home and yard, neighborhood, and it is getting me away from my studio for grand ideas that occur a lot less than daily.