Review for Us

Review for Us

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Well, on the one hand this was gorgeous, and I loved the fact the author/artist drew/painted something every day and then gave it to his wife as a gift (and then later is going to publish it as a book). But on the other hand I expected sketches, but instead the book is filled with various forms of art. From digital to painting to sketches to cartoons. From wikipedia: “Sketch (drawing), a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not usually intended as a finished work.” <- this is what I expected. Quick sketches that he made in the late hours. Not digital art, paintings, or completed works. It really was a chaotic mess to me, not only because of that but because of the huge amount of styles he draws in. From simplistic stick figures to cartoons to realistic. And that is a shame.

But as I said I did like the fact the artist made this for his wife. It is really sweet of him, and I think it is a wonderful gift to give someone on Valentines Day. Not something from a store, but instead something from your heart. Something made with love.

And you could also quite clearly see the love in the sketches. Well, the ones that featured the couple. 😛 I wasn’t that particularly interested in the sketches of him alone.

The ending was so sweet, and I want to congratulate the artist and his wife!

But even with the sweetness, the overflowing love, I just didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped I would.

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