My youngest child has quite the artistic flair. I’ve posted some pictures of her artwork and she continues to work at it and improve.
Most of what she does is pencil sketching. I wanted her to branch out a bit and try new mediums, so I requested Urban WaterColor Sketching to review through Blogging For Books. When the book arrived, she immediately took it from me and I’ve only been able to flip through it once.
The subtitle of the book, by Felix Scheinberger, is A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color. The pages are full of Mr. Scheinberger’s artwork done in watercolor.
What I like about the book are the tips he gives every few pages. Tips like “Watercolor paints may change color as they dry.” and “Yellow is very sensitive to impurities…”
This is a great book to use in an art lesson, school classroom or just to brush up on your own knowledge.
Here is what my 11 year old thought of the book:
I love this book because it is written in a comprehensive, easy to understand style. And Mr. Scheinberger doesn’t just show you how to do it,but he tells you how as well. The only drawback for me was that some his graphics were slightly frightening.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.