For those who want to learn to draw, but stuck for how to get started, Sketch Your Stuff shows readers how to turn everyday objects that fill their home into subjects for their sketchbooks - allowing them to work on their drawing skills at any moment of the day.
The book contains 200 things to draw which are used to help budding artists build up strong art skills as they work through the book. In addition the subjects are small enough to be quick to draw so they can practise little and often, so that picking up a pencil and sketching out a drawing becomes a real pleasure.
The book covers everything the reader will need, including observation of shape and form, light and shade, and composition and perspective.
This is an ideal starting point for absolute beginners, and also useful for more experienced sketchers looking to build up some of the essential skills.
Jon Stich has been creating pictures since he was nine years old, when his father took him to a restaurant and he scrawled all over the menu. He has since then become an illustrator for many wonderful clients including Bloomsberg Businessweek, Chronicle Books, MTV, The New York Observer, The SF Giants, Adult Swim and Grantland Quarterly. He also instructs courses in Illustration and Figure Drawing at the University of California at Berkeley and the California College of the Arts. Jon lives in San Francisco and works in Oakload, CA. For more information, see www.jonstich.com