Keys to Drawing [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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"

Offers a complete system for teaching anyone who can hold a pencil to draw.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This long-popular guide uses simple black-and-white pencil drawing illustrations to help beginners to develop their skills and dexterity through a series of short exercises." —Library Journal
Library Journal
This long-popular guide uses simple black-and-white pencil drawing illustrations to help beginners to develop their skills and dexterity through a series of short exercises.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440308673
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/15/1990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 283,820
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

A painter, teacher and illustrator, Bert Dodson is the author of the best-selling North Light book Keys to Drawing. He's illustrated more than 70 children's books and worked as an animation designer for the PBS series Intimate Strangers.

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

    Many Tips.

    Keys to Drawing have many useful, helpful and informative tips to help you improve your drawing skills. It has 55 tips to help improve drawing skills, 48 mini lessons to help you master techniques, 8 self evaluation checklist to help you gauge your progress, I also myself also used the checklist to help me when I to critique my peers, it gave me a better understanding in what to look for. This book is perfect for beginners or even those who just want a refresher. I would recommend it to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    The best paper teacher.

    If you really want to draw better, this book teach you how to do it. A really comprenhensive guide that will help you to improve your drawing skills: lines, figures, shadows, depth, impression, feeling. A very good choice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    Great book to begin with

    This book will help an aspiring artist get hold of the fundaments... its very important to understand how to look at objects and iterprit that on paper not merely try and copy what we see but translate that into the language of art.

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