Keys to Drawing

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North Light Books, 1985 - Art - 224 pages
26 Reviews
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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Review: Keys to Drawing

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

It is not for a beginner. It just teach you roughly about drawing basic. Not step by step book. The exercises are very poor instruction. It tell you to put the still life then draw. But how! How to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mills College Library - Goodreads

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Contents

II
10
III
40
IV
70
V
102
VI
128
VII
148
VIII
172
IX
198
X
222
XI
223
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Experiential Drawing
Robert Regis Dvorak
No preview available - 1991
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About the author (1985)

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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