A practical book with simple excercises showing the basics of drawing.
Learning to draw is quicker and easier than you might think. This practical and concise book contains simple exercises and techniques to encourage you to start drawing, whether you want to be able to create a sketch, a visual diary of your holiday, or draw for sheer creative pleasure.
Sharon Finmark covers the basics of drawing, sharing advice on texture, pattern and form. She shows how to achieve light and shade, solidity of form and how to add simple perspective to your compositions. There is an introduction to working with different drawing media including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, coloured pencils and watercolour.
Subjects covered are still life, flowers and plants, landscapes, interiors and people. By the end of this little book you should be able to draw with confidence and have fun with it!
Sharon Finmark trained at St Martin's College of Art and currently teaches drawing and painting and the history of colour in contemporary art at the City Lit College in London. She writes for The Artist magazine and has had three books published by HarperCollins. Sharon has been artist-in-residence at Radio 4's Today programme and has sketched backstage at The National Theatre.