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Drawing for beginners : a step-by-step guide to drawing success
Partington, Peter, 1941-
Publication Information:
London : HarperCollins, 1998.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Most of the text and illustrations in this book were previously published in Learn to draw wildlife, Learn to draw people, Learn to draw countryside and Learn to draw buildings"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
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Riverside Branch Library NC650 .D73 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Library Journal Review

Using "drawing" and "sketching" synonymously, these two books complement each other nicely. Drawing for Beginners is a straightforward manual on the essentials of pencil and pens, charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte. The usual animals, birds, people, landscapes, and buildings are covered. The strength of the book is its gathering of several contributing artists and the resulting broad variety of styles and techniques. Sketching presumes a certain level of skill and builds from there. Graphite and charcoal sketching are quickly superseded by the sophisticated color and movement available from oil pastel, aquarelle pencils, and watercolor wash. Both are recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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