Book Review: Barcelona Original: The Sketching Lover’s Companion

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Barcelona Original is actually the English edition of Barcelona M'Inspira which was published in 2013.

Compared to the Spanish edition, there are some new sketches features, such as those drawn in 2015, however, some pieces are also dropped to fit into this 120-page paperback sketchbook. On the first page, there's a map of Barcelona with some locations highlighted. When I compared it against the earlier book, I see that there are new locations as well as locations that are no longer featured.

The other difference is the scanned pages have been colour corrected to have white pages rather than the slightly yellowish tone used in the earlier book. The sketches in this book look brighter as a result of the whiter pages.

Lapin is a prolific urban sketcher and this sketchbook is a tour de force. It's filled with lots of wonderful watercolour sketches drawn on old school accounting books. It's very inspiring. I've several of his sketchbooks and have said many good things about them. The same applies here.

Highly recommended to all who loves sketchbooks and sketching.

Barcelona Original: The Sketching Lover’s Companion (Sketching on Location) is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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