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Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

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  • Posted September 17, 2014

    This was such a fun book to peruse, and I am now a Scheinberger

    This was such a fun book to peruse, and I am now a Scheinberger fan. He touches on a variety of subjects in this book, making it almost a crash-course in painting with watercolor.
    The Intro provides a comfortable start, describing the origins of watercolor and paint colors. The next section of the book, First Attempts, allows the reader to see some of Scheinberger's examples of glazes and washes in his own sketches. The illustrations used throughout the entire book are wonderful. Then he moves onto Excursion in Color Theory, which of course, introduces and gives examples of various color theories. The following section is Your Own Style, in which he shows the reader many examples of different ways of painting and how to fall into your own creative pattern. Basics/Tools explores the world of paints and brushes available for watercolor painting. Out & About introduces the reader to painting things outside the four walls, how to communicate perspective and how to paint water, fog, air, smoke and how to create an atmosphere. Finally Tips & Tricks is a collection of, well, tips and tricks Felix has collected over the years using different types of paper, paint techniques, special effects, and a lot more.

    I really enjoyed reviewing this book, because it is something I can personally use in my own artistic ventures. His particular style of sketching and painting is so inspiring and different to me. Most art books don't help much in the way of bettering your creativity or skills, but this one really is worth the 20 bucks if not for anything but the inspiration.
    Source: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    What a fun book! It's been a long time since I've painted anythi

    What a fun book! It's been a long time since I've painted anything, but this book got me excited about it again. The author gives a short history of the different colors, goes through some basic color theory, and discusses everything from design to technique. This book contains a little bit of everything. While most of the information is not much different than you would find in any other watercolor book, the author gives some valuable tips and new ideas.

    For me, the biggest positive was the unique way the artist uses his watercolors. Usually when you think of watercolor, you think of soft landscapes and floral paintings, but the author uses watercolor in ways I had never considered before. Felix Scheinberger makes watercolor less complicated, more accessible, and much more fun. I can't wait to get out my paints and get started!

    Recommended for artists of all skill levels.

    Source: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

    Content: Clean. No nude images.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Review on Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Scheinberger A g

    Review on Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Scheinberger

    A guild to Drawing, Painting and Storytelling in Color.

    Thank you to Blogging for Books and Co for this free book! You guys are amazing!

    Bring new energy to your Sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Wheter you’re an amateur artist, drawer, doobdler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that’s perfect for people on the go-much like pen or pencil. Accomplisheddesigners and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in color theory and countless lessons on all aspects of watercolor sketch, including:

    -Fundamentals like wet-on-wet, glazes, and washes

    -Materials and supplies to bring on your travels

    -Little-known tips and tricks, like painting when water isn’t handy and seeking out inspiration

    Vibrant watercolor paintings grace each page, and light-hearted anecdotes (why do fish make great subjects to paint, you may be wondering…) make this a lively guide to the medium. With an open mind and sketchbook, you will be ready to capture the moments around you in luminous color with confidence, creativity, and ease-no matter what your skill level may be.

    This is a great instructional book! With such funny, amazingly good instructions. I love the beautiful colors and pictures. With suck feeling and emotions this is a great book for anyone who is interested in water-coloring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

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    Modern watercolor sketching I was looking for more straight-ske

    Modern watercolor sketching

    I was looking for more straight-sketching books (like The Technical Pen) when I came across this wonderful book by Felix Scheinberger. My mind has now been opened to an incredible new world of color theory and surprisingly to watercolor painting. This book of 156 pages is filled with playful drawings and splashes of vibrant colors that demonstrate a very modern and contemporary use of the 4,000 year old painting technique.




    Not did the images inspire me to embrace my drawing style more and explore color in a new way, but I found the text most fascinating as well. Scheinberger is a really intelligent artist who can communicate his thoughts concisely in light-hearted conversation. I highly encourage you to pick up this book, which is a superb English translation of Wasserfarbe fur Gestaller (2011).

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