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  1. The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature
    The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature
    The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature
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  2. The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

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    Customer Ratings (22 reviews)
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Introduces useful tools, materials, and techniques, shows how to depict flowers, trees, animals, and clouds, and argues that drawing increases one's appreciation of nature.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Cathy Johnson
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780871565549
Edition
0
ISBN
0871565544
Label
Random House, Inc.
Manufacturer
Random House, Inc.
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
135
PublicationDate
1991-04-30
Publisher
Random House, Inc.
ReleaseDate
1991-04-30
Studio
Random House, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Cathy Johnson scored another home run with me with this book. I'm newly returned to sketching after a 40-year break. I started with her "first series" sketching and drawing book after checking it out of my local library. The Sierra Club guide is broader and more inclusive, loaded with ideas and techniques from other artists, and very useful to a beginner. I like Cathy Johnson's style and her presentation - the idea of "suggesting" a form or shape or movement is appealing; she gives me enough information and encouragement to try something, modify it, and make up my own style.
This little book packs more useful information within its covers than just about any other sketching book I know, and I have shelves of them. Cathy Johnson is a wonderful, articulate teacher and most generous with her help (her website is a prime example of this). The title of this book understates its value to just about any type of sketching or painting. Whether you practice graphite pencil, colored pencil, pen, charcoal, or watercolor sketching and painting, you will find many useful tips and examples. I wish I had purchased this book before so many others that I have . . . I would not have needed them.
I think this is an excellent book for children over the age 10 as well as adults. I try and find Christmas presents that will be fun and at the same time enhance the talents of the individual grandchild; so this year it was a subscription to 'Popular Science' for one (aged 15) and 'The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature' for the 11 year old as he loves to draw, is already very good at it and the bonus being that they live in the country.

This is an excellent book that he will be able to keep forever ... another good point for Christmas presents. Amazon also carries the supplies and in this case, the pencils suggested which I might look at for the next birthday present.

I am already thinking of the Water Colour book for next year's gift; again because it can be kept 'forever' and it is a gift that just keeps on giving.

Amazon has excellent ideas for gifts and sure does beat pounding the pavement to look for a 'special' something that can be kept... Read more
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