Dare to Sketch by Felix Scheinberger

Dare to Sketch

An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, i...

Details Dare to Sketch

TitleDare to Sketch
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
GenreArt, Nonfiction, Drawing, Travel

Reviews Dare to Sketch

  • Vivian
    More entry level than I expected, but good cheerleading.This covers materials, perspective, format, and addresses some very artistic sensibilities like protecting your work, pushing out the inner critic, and taking chances. I love the advice of starting with a patently "bad" work--get it out of the way, don't fear it. And then the discussion of works that don't turn out as planned and viewing that not as a setback, but a new perspective.Scheinber...
  • Olga therebelreader
    A comprehensive beginner’s guide to drawing. It is full of tips, advice and inspiration. I wish it had more illustrated tutorials. **ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
  • Chris
    2.5 stars. Ok overview of drawing basics with particular tips for urban sketchers. Definitely feels like a variation of other things I've read before.
  • Spencer
    For as long as I could remember I wanted to be an artist and that is what I studied growing up, however I’ve somehow ended up as a data analysist. I’ve continued to draw, but over the years the amount of art I’ve produced has withered to very little as my free time has been whittled away and inspiration dulled.I requested the ARC for this book as I’ve been meaning to get back into art for a while and I must say that this wonderful book ha...
  • Elizabeth A
    A copy showed up during my latest library haul, so did a quick re-read. A good primer.-------------------------------------------Original review:I'd recommend this one for beginner artists and people new to keeping sketchbooks. There's some good advice in here, and I like the loose style the author uses in his sketches. If you are not a newbie, this one is pretty basic, but the actual book itself is wonderfully designed, and the art fun to look a...
  • Sigrun Hodne
    Wonderful; fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, terrific - it's all I can say, it's all I have time to say ... before running out to do some serious sketching.
  • Melissa
    I'm always on the lookout for a sketching book to finally get me to sketch! Yea, I know... it is up to me and not a book but inspiration is always a good thing. While this one didn't quite get my butt in gear and start sketching as much as I should, it was a good primer book for those that want just some information on sketching in general.I actually didn't agree with some of the suggestions here, I didn't quite disagree either. I do like his sug...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Although art has never been my forte, I can telephone doodle with the best of them. In addition, when I've tried automatic writing . . . look it up, if you don't know what that is . . . instead of written words, I end up doing elaborate sketches . . . that look like really nothing. Still, I'm not sure why I wanted to read this book by Felix Scheinberger. I'm glad I did, though, because it's an excellent primer for those who want to sketch, but do...
  • Dec
    ***I received a copy of this work through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.***Hard to know where to start on reviewing this book…in a good way! The book was filled with tips and advice and inspiration and encouragement and sentiment, and it really captured the author’s love of sketching and his experience really shone through the pages! The author has used sketching in the same way people would take photographs, to capture a sti...
  • Matt Graupman
    I’ve tried many, many - too many - times to keep a sketchbook. Invariably, I get a few pages in, mess up something, and then tear out the mistake only to abandon the rest of the book. Before we moved and I recycled them, I had a whole bunch of sketchbooks that were, like, 10% filled. Here’s the thing: I know sketchbooks are supposed to be experimental and personal but I haven’t been able to stop being so precious with mine. However, reading...
  • Ionia
    In "Dare to Sketch," the author offers a variety of different useful tips, mostly the kind that I would associate with beginning artists. I enjoyed perusing the sketchbook images he provided, and liked looking at the different styles he incorporates in his drawings. The information he provides on drawing on the go is valuable for all artists and his discussion on materials was also interesting. I like the fact that this author is someone who keep...
  • Rebekah
    Useful little book! Short and to the point he doesn't go on about the probably hundred of types of notebooks and sketchpads, just gives a few guidelines and says don't worry about it. It was specific enough to be helpful but vague and light enough that you didn't feel pressured. Unlike his granny said, you don't need to be a master at drawing, it's just sketching, so enjoy it and you will get better. I liked the idea of it as a journal to incorpo...
  • Lynndell
    Thanks to NetGalley and Ten Speed Press for the opportunity to read and review Dare to Sketch by Felix Scheinberger. The descriptive Table of Contents built my interest in reading this book. Advice and instructions on sketch pads and their uses, drawing tools, different perspectives in drawing and the subjects of drawings are included. I especially like the page entitled, "Drawing is a Global Language", which advises artists to observe respectful...
  • Rick Jones
    Awesome. I teach drawing, especially in journals, and found this to be a book I wish I'd written, and illustrated. Scheinberger's drawings are fun, and expressive, and personal, and anyone reading this book should get the sense to bring themselves into their work in a way that it takes people years to do. I bought it for someone who asked me about drawing, and sent it, as I am too far away to do personal lessons.
  • Shawna
    Such a fun art book! I've avoided my sketchbook for years because I felt my drawing skills were not good enough. The author emphasizes that your sketchbook should be for your eyes only. This really takes the performance pressure off and just lets you get on with enjoying drawing for the sake of drawing. The authors fun caricatures are such a treat compared to typical portraiture. I've been inspired to dig out my sketchbook again and play a bit in...
  • Chris Carithers
    For the emerging artist, the developed one, the traveler and/or the observer this book is an revelation. Each page inspires new ideas. Each image is fresh and illuminating of what's possible. There are drawing basics embedded in here counterbalanced with nudges towards defying tradition and rules. A great read and resource.
  • M
    Couldn’t put it downI’ve read many books about sketching but this one is so accessible, human, personal… I could almost feel like the author was there next to me giving me advice. Loved the book. I couldn’t stop reading once I started.
  • Krista
    I was mostly looking for something to get me motivated to do some drawing. Enjoyable and I like seeing his very loose sketchy, non-perfect style, but I haven't quite broken that barrier so I'm not sure it accomplished what I was hoping for.
  • Suzanne
    This is a well thought out book that has nuggets of inspiration and information appropriate for beginning sketchers to seasoned artists. I am sure I will find myself referring to some of the pages for years to come.
  • Lisa Rector
    Gorgeously messy and imperfectly vibrant. I had the urge to start sketching immediately. Scheinberger lays down some very simple and accessible guidelines. His drawings are an inspiration to look at. I did my first drawing this morning! Thank you Mr. S.
  • Denise
    This book was interesting & I would have rated it 4 stars, but the spacing was off in the book making it incredibly difficult to read. I finally gave up & just looked at the pictures. If they would fix the problems it appears to be an interesting book!
  • Frank Haggerty
    An excellent guide to loosening up and enjoying the process of making art.
  • David L. DeVaul
    Fundamental StuffThis is an important approach to drawing that makes sense. What is the difference between snapshots and handmade drawing? It's in this book.
  • Krzysztof Kula
    Quick to read.Ideal for beginners
  • Margaret M Knepper
    I need to learn to accept my "natural line". Always fun to look at other artist's work
  • Hengky Tay
    Makes you wanna just go out there with a sketchbook
  • Ken Parkinson
    Loved the book. It had lots of great sketching hints. The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that I wanted more. I'm buying his other book.
  • Caleb Billings
    Took me a couple of days to read and convinced me to purchase a sketchbook immediately.
  • Jenny
    Fantastic ideas and practical application ideas. I love this author.