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The Sketch Encyclopedia

The Sketch Encyclopedia

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A book like no other, The Sketch Encyclopedia is an ideal art resource for anyone wanting to take their first steps into sketching or drawing. With over 900 drawing projects, each broken down into four key steps for practising your skills, there is enough to keep you sketching for years! Learn the fundamental skills of drawing from The Sketch Encyclopedia’s extensive introduction covering tools, line making, light theory, perspective, and texture before exploring the different effects you can create with the book’s texture library. Armed with a wealth of artistic knowledge, embark upon your own sketches using the many different subjects covered in The Sketch Encyclopedia.

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Hard cover 432 pages
Dimensions: 216mm x 280mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 9781912843480

Contents and contributors

Your Journey into Sketching



Introduction to sketching By Bobby Rebholz


Tools and materials

Basic shapes

Perspective and scale

Light and shade

Line and mark-making

Texture

Texture library

How to use this book


NATURE


Flowering plants

Fruiting and edible plants

Greenery

Trees

Sea elements

Natural structures

Weather


CREATURES


Arctic animals

Big cats

Birds

Birds in flight

Desert animals and marsupialsv

Dinosaurs

Insects and minibeasts

Mountain and grassland animals

Primates

Reptiles

Rodents

Safari animals

Sea life

Waterside animals

Woodland and jungle animals

Working and farm animals


FOOD AND DRINK


Alcohol

Breakfast foods

Cold foods

Fast food

Fruits and vegetables

Hot foods

Soft drinks

Sweet treats


VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTATION


Air and space vehicles

Cars, bikes, and trucks

Military vehicles

Professional vehicles

Public transport

Push or pull vehicles

Water vehicles


HOBBIES


Musical instruments

Sports equipment


PEOPLE


Actions

Archetypes

Facial expressions

Historic people

Professions and characters

Traditional dress


BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES


Famous landmarks

Homes

Public buildings

Rural buildings

Urban features


Contributors



Index of subjects


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Customer Reviews

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Svava

3D Total Publishing truly has an impressive book collection. I didn't know one could get love bombed by books but it really happened to me, cross my heart and hope to die!

Their collections have outstanding quality, not only in reference to content, layout and design but also in the physical quality of the books themselves.

I find their content to be spot on and relevant to art today, as a multi layered medium that ties together hands on craftsmanship with the complexity of high level digital artistry. The books are rich in the “know how” and give a pallet of styles from a collection of professional artists.

I was surprised by the level of detail around their products, many books included a complimentary high quality print of the artist work, and some books were autographed by the artist themselves. What a treat!

Their customer service is impeccable and personal. I was really aware that there is a human on the other side, funny how the absence of AI can make a human feel valued.

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Antonia
Great inspiration

I love the different steps in every sketch, the huge amount of animals, objects, plants, it's amazing to browse through all the sketches and try to draw them in your own way. If you're looking for ways to improve your sketching of all sorts of everyday-things in general, this book helps you.

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Ted
Wonderful resource

Having recently (and belatedly) decided that I'd quite like to learn to sketch, coming across this book was exactly what I needed. The introduction alone has helped me progress a lot, and I keep coming back to it. The bulk of the book, the hundreds of four-step projects, have also been tremendously helpful in providing direction and inspiration for my practice. It also needs to be mentioned that the book itself, as a physical object, is beautiful. I love having it on the shelf. Although since it's so useful it doesn't spend much time there.

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Mark
Very Great

its an amazing book full of inspiration. i find a lot of inspiration in there, and when i need something random for a picture like a person or a car animal etc i find it exactly in the book. very great

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Sebastian
A lot of inspiration for intermediate level sketchers

The sketch encyclopedia is, in a way, exactly what it name conveys: a large book full of sketches. The beauty, though is, that it starts with a recap of sketching basics, and then provides various simple motifs that can be used to actually practice sketching. My only gripe with this book is that the introductory chapter seems somewhat geared towards beginners, while the rest of the book requires some sketching skill already. However, if you want a book that encourages you to sketch more, this is still a solid choice.