With a little practice and no experience at all, anyone can learn how to draw using this "mini art class," illustrated with over 300 color photographs. Begin by playing and experimenting with materials, from pastels and tinted papers to ink pens and blending stumps. Then in ten simple steps-each one a stage of a single still-life drawing of fruits and vegetables-learn the basics of scale, shape, perspective, tone, color, texture, and composition, and later, advanced techniques: frottage, masking, sgraffito, and creative erasing. It all comes together in one beautifully composed work of art. Budding artists can then move on to two additional paintings.
By Sweet Lorraine on Apr 09, 2014
This is one of several books by this author that I bought to embark on my new hobby of drawing, painting. I don't like his style of teaching at all. I prefer clearer step by step instruction in beginner books. This book, and the others were rather vague, and the finished product was not aesthetically pleasing....waste of money, will donate
By Cheryl Lewis on Jan 22, 2015
THe book is MINE...no more overdue fees at the library!