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It can happen at any moment - A powerful light effect. A telling gesture. A unique posture.

When you're struck by am image or impression you want to use in your art, you must record it - quickly! - before it's gone.But what's an artist to do when there's no time for a carefully rendered drawing or even a good photo? Some quick field sketching, that's what!

This book will revolutionize the way you sketch. David Rankin reveals the simple secrets to creating quick, impressionistic field sketches from life - and how to work with them once you're back in the studio. With the tools and methods described here, you'll be surprised how easy it is to draw rapid visuals of landscapes, animals, figures, crowds, any subject.

So the next time you're taken by a sudden, fleeting inspiration, you can capture it. And make the most of it in your art.

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ISBN: 9781440319938
List price: $22.99
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Fast Sketching Techniques provides technical instruction on how to sketch quickly without sacrificing a lot of quality. What drew me to the book is the quality of the sketches. Although not of a high drawing quality, they are very good given the time constraint and working environment. The books strengths are the step-by-step approach to the drawing subjects, compositional considerations, and clarity of instructions. The numerous drawings are nice and fit well with the material.Unfortunately, the book doesn't have enough material. The author is constantly repeating himself with only minor variations in subjects. He has a lot of anecdotal filler material that may be interesting, but doesn't support the theme of the book. I felt like this was a good magazine article that was stretched out to sell as a book.more
I keep this one around because the world-view of the author is limit-breaking. There is a wabi-sabi to his drawings.more

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Fast Sketching Techniques provides technical instruction on how to sketch quickly without sacrificing a lot of quality. What drew me to the book is the quality of the sketches. Although not of a high drawing quality, they are very good given the time constraint and working environment. The books strengths are the step-by-step approach to the drawing subjects, compositional considerations, and clarity of instructions. The numerous drawings are nice and fit well with the material.Unfortunately, the book doesn't have enough material. The author is constantly repeating himself with only minor variations in subjects. He has a lot of anecdotal filler material that may be interesting, but doesn't support the theme of the book. I felt like this was a good magazine article that was stretched out to sell as a book.more
I keep this one around because the world-view of the author is limit-breaking. There is a wabi-sabi to his drawings.more
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