Keys to Drawing

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North Light Books, Aug 15, 1990 - Art - 224 pages
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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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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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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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