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3DTotal Publishing // Sketch Workshop Book Reviews

The kind folks over at 3DTotal Publishing generously offered not one but two of their newest publications for review, Sketch Workshop Anatomy and Sketch Workshop Characters, and I couldn't happier to add them to my collection. When the package arrived, I tore into it like some frantic child on Christmas morning and then immediately thumbed the pages ready to start sketching.  
Presented in a thin, spiral-bound vertical format, Sketch Workshop Anatomy features distinguished artists and instructors Ryan Lee, Ron Lemen, and Matt Smith who share their tips and fundamental key elements, encouraging readers from start to finish.  With instructional text, extra downloadable templates, and references images throughout, both books cover a multitude of challenges that impart new insights while allowing readers to fine-tuning skill levels. Perhaps designed for beginners, these workbooks are still obviously valuable for artists at any level in their careers.
Sketch Workshop Characters features renowned artists Wylie Beckert, John Staub, Richard Anderson, and one of my favorite illustrators/painters, Marta Nael that individually focus on the dynamisms of perspective, gesture and mood as well as the importance of shading to render life to each new character. 

As wonderful additions to my art book study library, the useful tips and templates also give novice artists the opportunity to compare their work to the provided illustrated examples.  Both workbooks are inspiring references with a range of basic elements and discerning techniques. Study and sketch... lather, rinse, repeat. 

They just released a FREE sample of the Robots & Spaceships workbook so head over and grab it! http://bit.ly/1HE6FWs

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