The drawing course that sets free your creativity Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills-and most importantly the confidence-to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can all too often get in the way of our creativity. Just Draw It! is suitable for anyone, from self-styled artistic no-hopers to aspiring artists who want to get new ideas and skills. It is organized as a series of exercises, all of which will provide you with essential practice for your brain, eye, and hand-from trying out rapid-fire sketches of moving objects, to detailed observation of tones and contrast, to capturing the mood of a scene, or looking at its structure through the formal rules of perspective. The result is a deceptively powerful drawing course that does not feel like a course, designed to conquer your inhibitions and develop a love of drawing and sketching that lasts a lifetime.
Sam Piyasena had his first illustration published in the Sunday Times newspaper, while still at school. He then went on to study at the Chelsea School of Art, followed by Central St. Martins, where he specialised in illustration. After graduating he worked as an illustrator and photographer for various international clients including Nike, Universal Records, and the BBC. He has taught at various art colleges in the UK and conducted international art workshops for The British Council. Website: www.billiejean.co.uk
* Suitable for everyone - from beginners to advanced artists *A drawing course that does not feel like a course. A fun way to conquer your inhibitions * A wide range of unusual exercises covering how to draw moving objects, how to use contrast and tone, how to draw in perspective and much more