The Sketching from the Imagination series

I like to recommend the books that most inspire me, especially books that can be enjoyed in more than one sitting. This time it’s a whole series of outstanding and highly addictive books from independent publisher 3dtotal: The Sketching from the Imagination series. There are currently six titles in this series, I have two in my library, the original and the fantasy title, but if the quality of the first two is anything to go by the rest will be the same high standard.

Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing

The maiden title in the series is Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing. This 320 page book showcases the sketchbooks and portfolios of 50 traditional and digital artists. Each artist describes her or his development process, their aims and the materials they use for their sketchbooks. Below is a quick video preview from the publisher.

A preview of Sketching from the Imagination from the publisher
Sketching from the imagination: Fantasy.

The second book in the series again showcases the sketches of 50 traditional and digital artists from the international art community. The book focuses on the art of the make-believe. This one is hard to put down.

Preview of the Fantasy edition

I cannot personally testify for the other titles in the series, but I enjoyed watching the previews from the publisher, so I thought I’d share them here. My only problem now is deciding which one to get next.

Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi.

Preview of the Sci-fi edition
Sketching from the Imagination: Characters

Preview of the Characters edition
Sketching from the Imagination: Dark arts

Preview of the Dark arts edition
Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures & Monsters

Preview of the Creatures and monsters edition

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