This is the third sketchbook released by Jason Brooks, an artist, illustrator and author based in Brighton, England. The earlier two are Paris Sketchbook (2013) and London Sketchbook (2015). I've seen some page previews before but never actually gotten hold of a physical copy until now.
New York Sketchbook is a 160-page hardcover with a cloth bound spine. The book features beautiful artworks of different aspects of New York, such as the buildings, streets, people, fashion, food and transport.
While it's supposed to be a sketchbook, the artworks are actually created with a variety of media. Some are drawn with pencils or coloured pencils, other with brush pens, watercolour, and some are obviously created digitally. Despite the different media used, all the artworks have a cohesive look and feel to them. Some of the sketches are simple, while others are more elaborate, like cityscape scene art.
What I like most about the art is the liveliness of the city that's captured. Each artwork is like a snapshot of a classic New York scene. I also enjoy the short captions that read like travelogue entries.
This is a lovely artbook for those who love sketchbooks, New York or just art.
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