- Series: Playing
- Flexibound: 192 pages
- Publisher: Rockport Publishers (December 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592538614
- ISBN-13: 978-1592538614
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists Flexibound – December 1, 2013
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"Author Sherman calls PLAYING WITH SKETCHES "calisthenics for your hands and mind." With this book, she endeavors to expand readers' creativity through play, inviting them to step outside the known, disregard rigid rules they have internalized, and allow themselves to make mistakes. The exercises include back-to-basics and goal-oriented themes, and also more challenging concepts. Simple Lines, Collaborative Patterning, Five-Minute Drawings, Blind Drawing, and Sketch Share are just a few of the exercises offered. Challenge yourself to work through this book and you will really be exercising your creative muscles!" - Barbara Delaney, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
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I especially like the tips in the first few pages from other artists and scattered throughout the book, as well as great website suggestions. Take your time to absorb and explore through this title - it is well worth the price.
The 50 exercises cover a broad range of things to try and ideas to play with. Art school taught me how to draw, but it didn't teach me how to play or how to apply drawing beyond traditional projects. Sherman breaks some of that creative block by providing projects to explore what it means to draw, paint, collage, ink, or just create in general.
The format of each exercise is straightforward. Lots of good and inspiring work from a broad range of artists and illustrators. Sherman isn't stingy with the eye candy. She also provides good info on why that work applies to the exercise.
Finally, the format of the book is also great for skipping around.