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Drawing workbook : a complete course in ten lessons
Bays, Jill.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [1998]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 29 cm
General Note:
"First published in the UK in 1998"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
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NC730 .B38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Inspiration and instruction -- in 10 lessons that take you from basic strokes to every aspect of color and composition. From almost the moment you pick up a pencil, you'll be making simple drawings, using a wide variety of media. Then, in easy stages, you'll start learning how to represent objects and people accurately, develop tonal qualities, render form, add texture and pattern, and get the most out of your tools. A special lesson focuses on the human figure. Throughout, beautiful and plentiful drawings show you exactly how it's done.

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Library Journal Review

From the rather bland titles one might think that these were two indistinguishable basic drawing books. Fortunately, they are two very different animals. Bays, a cheerful artist from the south of England, assumes that the student may know nothing more about drawing than printing the alphabet. Jackson writes for the artist, or would-be-artist, who already has a developed sense of line and form. The differences are apparent from the start: Bays's first chapter is called "Making Marks" and covers, obviously, making marks on paper. Jackson's first chapter, "Perception," offers sophisticated exercises in perceptual processes and methods of translating observation into drawings. Jackson stretches the boundaries of drawing into full color and multimedia. Both books are worthwhile purchases, but for different audiences: Bays for beginners, and Jackson for advanced students. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.