This book features some artists who enjoy challenging themselves to improve.
The concept was to create a line art each day. It started out as a fun exercise and someone thought why not make it a book. And here we have that book.
This book is more of a sketchbook. The artworks featured are line art, of course, mainly of human characters, some creatures, and very few environment. With the exception of a few with some tones added, the rest are black and white line drawings, done mostly in ink, some pencil.
The artworks look great. Some are refined, very clean, while others are sketchy, but the form is always clear. The artworks are grouped according to the artists and there are 15 featured. They are
- Even Mehl Amundsen
- Mike Azevedo
- Joshua Cairos
- Isra Carrion
- Ross Grams
- Jenny Harder
- Suzanne Helmigh
- Beth Hobbs
- Alex Negrea
- Dibujante Nocturno
- Long Pham
- Maxim Verehin
- Sebastian Wagner
- James Wu
There's no theme so we don't get to see artists interpret the same subject. At times it feels random. The variety is good, although I sense that most look like they can appear as video games characters. I like the ones that are more suited for animation because I like the caricature style, form and simplicity.
There's not a lot of text. Each artist only has a paragraph of quote included. Their websites are listed so you can check out more of their artworks.
Overall, it's a nice sketchbook packed with wonderful line art. There would have been more depth to the book if the artists could talk more about their art because the book has some white space to fill.
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