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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 October 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218746
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.95
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Art

Sketching for the Absolute Beginner

$19.95

by Peter Cronin


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Book Description

If you have ever wanted a complete course in how to sketch effectively, but lacked the confidence to start, then Sketching for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you.

Sketching is more than just drawing quickly. It is training your eye and hand to work together, to respond immediately and naturally to the scene before you. 

Starting from a clear, simple method to bring all the senses into play, successful author and acclaimed artist Peter Cronin RSMA shows the reader how to bring artistry and economy to their sketching; making for swift and impressive results. Whether sketching as the basis for painting, or simply for pleasure, this book gives the reader all they need to know.

Numerous simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects lead the complete beginner through the book, building towards more complex and rewarding artworks. Most of the artworks in the book are created using graphite pencil, but the author also shows the reader how to use charcoal and pen and ink to broaden the possibilities; and encourage them to experiment with other media. By the end of the book, the reader will have learnt all you need to know to take your sketching skills further and become an accomplished artist in your own right. 

About the Author

About Peter Cronin

Peter Cronin is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and the Pure Watercolour Society. Having been painting in watercolour for over thirty years, Peter has gained an enviable reputation in his chosen medium. He is completely self-taught and is an enthusiastic ambassador for watercolour painting. Through his teaching, workshops and demonstrations he seeks to encourage, equip and help all who love painting.

Peter lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

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