Keys to Drawing by Bert DodsonKeys to Drawing by Bert Dodson

Keys to Drawing

byBert Dodson

Paperback | August 15, 1990

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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"

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.
Title:Keys to DrawingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.49 inPublished:August 15, 1990Publisher:F+W Media

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ISBN - 10:0891343377

ISBN - 13:9780891343370

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Forty-eight exercises, reviews and self-evaluations help artists learn to trust their eyes and sharpen their observation skills.

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"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