The Wrinklies' Guide to Drawing: New Pursuits for Old Hands

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PRION BOOKS, 2012 - Art - 192 pages
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For the senior citizen who wants a new, rewarding pastime—this lighthearted guide offers offers senior-specific subject matter

The aged may feel it is hard to draw another breath, much less a still life, but this handy guide will show the way, giving seniors something useful to do beyond looking forward to the next cup of tea. Packed with invaluable information from the basic principles of drawing to creating still lifes and even cartoons, it covers materials, basic skills like composition and perspective, and it even features wrinkly-specific subject matter in a chapter entitled "Drawing Memory Lane"—from sketching old photographs to converting distant memories into self-drawn souvenirs. This guide has a style that taps into the attitudes, opinions, and interests of even the most dyed-in-wool wrinkly, and readers will be skilled with pencil and crayons in no time.

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The Wrinklies' Guide to Drawing: New Pursuits for Old Hands

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Aimed at older adults who have never been artistic and also those who have not drawn in decades, this guide affirms that anyone can draw. Its exercises and instructions are simple and clear, with ... Read full review

The Wrinklies' Guide to Drawing: New Pursuits for Old Hands

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Aimed at older adults who have either never been artistic or those who have not drawn in decades, this guide affirms that anyone can draw. Its exercises and instructions are simple, clear, with fewer ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Richard Pomfret is a writer and an artist. Neil Buchanan is the creator and host of the BAFTA Award–winning show, Art Attack.

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