Keys to Drawing

Keys to Drawing

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by Bert Dodson
     
 

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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:<

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"

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440308673
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/15/1990
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
338,302
File size:
33 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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Keys to Drawing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
WiseGal More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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