Keys to Drawing

Bert Dodson

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Keys to Drawing

Keys to Drawing

Bert Dodson

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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"

About the Author

Bert Dobson, a talented draftsman, painter, and illustrator, graduated from Arizona State University and later studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He then taught drawing and illustration for several years at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. He has illustrated more than 70 children's books, worked as an animation designer for the PBS series Intimate Strangers, and is the creator of the comic strip "Nuke."

Critical Reviews

"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." --Library Journal

"...a virtual dictionary of drawing and realted subjects, properly mixed and poured-out in a teaching sequence that works for artists of any age or skill level." --Draw Magazine

Publishing Information

Publisher: North Light Books
Pub date: 1990-08-15
Length: 224 pages
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