Drawing for Beginners: A Step-by-step Guide to Successful Drawing

Drawing for Beginners: A Step-by-step Guide to Successful Drawing


By (author) Philip Patenall, By (author) Peter Partington, By (author) Bruce Robertson, By (author) David Cook

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 10mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007198140
  • ISBN 13: 9780007198146
  • Illustrations note: 200 b/w illus, (+200 2-col only), With index
  • Sales rank: 351,623

Product description

This bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice and step-by-step exercises on drawing a wide range of popular subjects - wildlife, people, the countryside and buildings. Drawing for Beginners covers all the essential aspects of drawing, starting with advice on the various drawing media - from pencils and pens to charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte - and explaining how they can be used to achieve different effects. Other sections look at topics such as proportion, composition, light, tone and texture. All the techniques are very clearly and simply described, providing an ideal introduction to drawing for the complete beginner.

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Author information

Peter Partington is a well-known and highly respected wildlife artist. He is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, the author of Learn to Paint Birds in Watercolour, Learn to Draw Wildlife and Drawing for Beginners and a regular contributor to The Artist magazine