I love Becky's sketches books. Whenever I am in a rut I can look through these books and find something to do. This particular book I do really like because it is smaller than the other two and is hardback and will last longer. The books is tabbed so you can find layouts with a certain amount of picutres on them as Becky did in her previous books. I really like the new layouts that are in the boook as well. It seems to me there should be more sketches in the book if it really contains all of Becky's sketches, but there are well over 150 sketches so I just might be wrong.
I LOVE this book! I have both of her other books, Volume 1 & Volume 2, but I love this one as well! It's nice to have all of the sketches in the same book, and also nice to have even more examples of how other people have interpreted the sketch. I use this book SO MUCH! I love Becky's Sketches in the magazine and it's so convenient to have them all in a book to reference.
I was absolutely thrilled when my sketches book came in the mail! I already had Becky's first and second sketchbook, but what made me want this one was the fact that it has sketches from both of these previous books with NEW ideas and Becky has added brand new sketches to this super cute book. This size is awesome for taking along to a crop. You'll love it!
This is the only one of the Becky Higgins' sketch books that I own and I love it. I was a bit skeptical about getting it and actually didn't even crack the cover for a few days. However, the first time I got in a rut, I yanked it out and found just the right sketch to help me out. I love how the pages are tabbed and sorted by the number of pictures used. In addition to the sketches and examples, she provides little helpful "notes" at the bottom which give some suggestions and hints on ways to improvise on her sketches and/or improve your page. I love the size of this book, too, because it's small enough to haul to a crop and to store in a shallow drawer. The down side to the size is that it means the text and photos are small, too. I like that it's spiral bound so it stays open to the sketch I am referencing, but the spiral and hardback also mean it's not the lightest of books. I don't think this is a big deal, though, because the content far outweighs that little drawback. I have since referenced it several times. For me, her sketches give me inspiration and a starting point for the page. Mine rarely end up looking like the sketch, but that's okay. I use the book for inspiration and it works great! Love it!