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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Keys to Drawing

User Review  - Staff - Book Verdict

This long-popular guide uses simple black-and-white pencil drawing illustrations to help beginners to develop their skills and dexterity through a series of short exercises. Read full review

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User Review  - Angel Arturo - Goodreads

Definitely worth reading. This book provides many basic tips for drawing things in real life. Read full review

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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