The Drawing Book

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Dorling Kindersley, 2005 - Drawing - 264 pages
The Drawing Bookaims to widen readers' understanding of drawing, and to inspire them to pick up a pencil, a pen, or a charcoal stick, and discover their visual world. The Drawing Booktakes its journey of investigation beyond the shores of Fine Art, covering a wide range of themes from portraits to plant studies and still life, and showing how to tackle each subject in a variety of different ways. From quick pencil sketches to fully finished colour wash studies, each technique is skilfully demonstrated by the author in drawing classes throughout the book. Alongside drawings by famous Masters, the book uses the artist's drawing book as the centre of its investigation, examining attitudes and demonstrating techniques that will excite the imagination and enhance the skills of the reader. Sarah Simblet brings her expertise as an artist and teacher, using her own work to demonstrate the 'how to' aspects of drawing.

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About the author (2005)

Sarah's expertise, enthusiasm, and innovative approach to drawing give her books a vitality that appeals to a wide audience. Sarah teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and at the Royal College of Art in London. She has studied and worked in Oxford, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, and Madrid, and was awarded her PhD by the University of Bristol.

Her drawings are in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Ashmolean in Oxford. Sarah is the author of the highly acclaimed Anatomy for the Artistand has had three solo shows of her large-scale work. She has given interviews on BBC Radio 4 and has acted as a consultant for Watchmaker and for Discovery Channel's Art-Science documentaries.

Her latest book, The Drawing Book(DK, 2005) reveals a unique blend of practical teaching, inspirational sketchbooks, and insights into a range of masterpieces.

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