Book reviews


Agnes’s books

Sketching Techniques for Artists: In-Studio and Plein-Air Methods for Drawing and Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes, Architecture, Faces and Figures, and More
it was amazing
Wow. Very good and original book about sketching that makes you want to begin isntantly. After the usual materials you find a very interesting approach: you have to tell a story. So you have to answer the questions: What, Where, How, Whe…
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing Expressive People: Essential Tips  Techniques for Capturing People on Location
it was ok
Sorry, but I did not like this book. For me the artwork was too messy, uninspiring, ugly. I mean this is not question of time that is normally short in the case of urban sketching, but of taste. I like the loose style (like that of Charl…
Cartoon Animation with Preston Blair, Revised Edition!: Learn techniques for drawing and animating cartoon characters
it was amazing
From an author like Preston Blair, one of the classic Disney animators, you surely get very precious information about character animation. Very essential, he reassumes the most important know-how, such perspective, fortshortening, chara…
Colorways: Watercolor Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor
it was amazing
I was instantly conquered by the bold colors of the cover, I really enjoyed this book. After the usual materials, tools, techniques and color theory sections, presented in a very appealing way and of easy comprehension, there are many ex…
Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More
really liked it
This book is very informative about botanical illustration, in fact, in the introduction contains chapters dedicated to how care flowers, how to prepare them before getting to work, how to set up the studio (by various artists), basic bo…


As an art lover and painter myself I own a big number of art related books. Also, I am since 2015 a professional reader for Netgalley. I have reviewed more than 100 art related books since then. My reviews are published on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Amazon.com.

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