The Etherington Brothers are back again with another artbook, their third volume of How to Think When You Draw.
They have a fantastic strategy on publishing books. The content and pages are in square format that can be easily shared on Instagram, and when it's time to publish a book, they just compiled all the pages. It saves so much work on having to redesign the content and pages again. Having said that, many of the drawing tips you'll see in this book are also on the Instagram page. The difference is with the book, you have all the drawing tips in a convenient package that can be always near you on your shelf.
Just like the earlier two volumes, the drawing tips and techniques here are very practical and useful. The instructions are brief and easy to understand. Once you see the visual examples, you'll know exactly what the concept is about. And the examples are also very easy to copy, re-draw for practice.
Downside to the book is not about the book but how the book is sold.
These instructional artbooks from The Etherington Brothers are always sold through Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns. Which means if you miss the campaign, the only time you can get the books is during their next crowdfunding campaign. So even if you want to buy Volume 3 today, you won't be able to do so because it's already sold out to the backers who funded the book. If you want this book or the next volume, you have to send "Add Me, Lorenzo!" to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list to get notified on the next crowdfunding campaign.
And while you wait, you can check out the drawing tips on their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/etheringtonbrothers/
Kudos to The Etherington Brothers for helping the art community by sharing their knowledge online.