The Wrinklies' Guide to Drawing: New Pursuits for Old Hands

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For the senior citizen who wants a new, rewarding pastime—this lighthearted guide offers offers senior-specific subject matter

The aged may feel it is hard to draw another breath, much less a still life, but this handy guide will show the way, giving seniors something useful to do beyond looking forward to the next cup of tea. Packed with invaluable information from the basic principles of drawing to creating still lifes and even cartoons, it covers ...

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Overview

For the senior citizen who wants a new, rewarding pastime—this lighthearted guide offers offers senior-specific subject matter

The aged may feel it is hard to draw another breath, much less a still life, but this handy guide will show the way, giving seniors something useful to do beyond looking forward to the next cup of tea. Packed with invaluable information from the basic principles of drawing to creating still lifes and even cartoons, it covers materials, basic skills like composition and perspective, and it even features wrinkly-specific subject matter in a chapter entitled "Drawing Memory Lane"—from sketching old photographs to converting distant memories into self-drawn souvenirs. This guide has a style that taps into the attitudes, opinions, and interests of even the most dyed-in-wool wrinkly, and readers will be skilled with pencil and crayons in no time.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An easy to follow manual that will help mature readers exercise their brain, try their hand at something new and create beautiful drawings while doing so." — Not Born Yesterday!
Library Journal
Aimed at older adults who have never been artistic and also those who have not drawn in decades, this guide affirms that anyone can draw. Its exercises and instructions are simple and clear, with fewer illustrations than similar books, but many readers will appreciate the straightforward approach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853758393
  • Publisher: Prion
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 870,347
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Pomfret is a writer and an artist. Neil Buchanan is the creator and host of the BAFTA Award–winning show, Art Attack.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Yes, You Can Do It! 11

Chapter 2 Learning the Basic Skills 27

Chapter 3 Drawing Landscapes 65

Chapter 4 Drawing Animals 87

Chapter 5 Drawing People 111

Chapter 6 Drawing Still Life 129

Chapter 7 Drawing Cartoons 145

Chapter 8 Drawing Memory Lane 163

Glossary 177

Index 189

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