A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners.
The 'Collins You Can Paint' series is for absolute beginners. Written by professional artist-teachers, these books start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever. Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, the series will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start sketching in a variety of media.
All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of sketching in different media. For example, you learn how to sketch a tree in three stages, then a cloudy sky and finally how to sketch a simple foreground, so that in the end you can sketch a complete landscape.
In this book, Jackie Simmonds takes you by the hand with simple exercises and explains exactly how to sketch a range of different subjects, so that by the end of the book you can really produce a sketch to be proud of.
Sketching media covered:
- graphite pencil and charcoal
- conte and pastel pencils
- watercolour soluble pencils and crayons
- pen and ink
- markers and felt-tips
- coloured pencils