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Bert Dodson's successful method of "teaching anyone who can hold a pencil" how to draw has made this tome one of the most popular, best-selling art books in history -- an essential reference for every artist's library!
Dodson offers a complete system for developing drawing skills, basing his approach on 55 "keys" to drawing -- rules that don't need to be memorized, but realized. Dodson helps artists learn to trust their eyes and sharpen their observation skills through 48 practice exercises, reviews, and self-evaluations. Topics include learning to control proportion, scale, movement, depth, pattern and more!
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw with some degree of proficiency, Bert Dodson proclaims.
In this book he shares a complete drawing system that you can use for any subject or type of drawing-even if you doubt your ability to draw. It's based on fifty-five keys to drawing, which are introduced at a comfortable pace. The keys are interspersed with dozens of practice exercises that help you learn by doing.
You'll learn how to: Restate, focus, map and intensify.Free your hand action, and then learn to control it.Convey the illusions of light, depth and texture.Stimulate your imagination through creative play
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.
In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system - fifty-five keys that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner.
These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.
You'll learn how to:
Restore, focus, map, and intensify
Free your hand action, then learn to control it
Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture
Stimulate your imagination through creative play
Includes bibliographical references and index.