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Keys To Drawing

By Bert Dodson

Format: Paperback

SKU# 30220

Bert Dodson's successful method of "teaching anyone who can hold a pencil" how to draw has made this tome one of the most popular, best-selling art books in history - an essential reference for every artist's library!

Dodson offers a complete system for developing drawing skills, basing his approach on 55 "keys" to drawing - rules that don't need to be memorized, but realized. Dodson helps artists learn to trust their eyes and sharpen their observation skills through 48 practice exercises, reviews, and self-evaluations. Topics include learning to control proportion, scale, movement, depth, pattern and more!

Bert Dodson, a talented draftsman, painter, and illustrator, taught illustration and drawing for several years at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. He has also illustrated over three dozen books. He lives in Bradford, Vermont.
SKU 30220
Additional Feature 593 b&w illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Bert Dodson
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780891343370
Number Of Pages 224

"If you want to become an artist, this is a must-have book. Bert Dodson teaches you how to 'see,' which is the basis for drawing and making all art. The instruction is clear, the exercises are well-thought out and will help you develop your artistic eye. Once you finish this book you'll be able to see shapes, values and textures like never before and be able to recreate what you see as realistic drawings". - Jamie Markle, Publisher, North Light Books

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Great Review by Katy
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From a veteran to beginner this book brings it back to the basics. A great review over basic skills . It helps to brush up your skills and serves as a great entry level to drawing.
A must to keep in your bookcase!

(Posted on 3/30/2014)

Great for brushing up your sketching techniques Review by Katy
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I have been drawing and painting for several years. This is the best book on sketching techniques that I have seen.
For a beginner or a veteran everyone could benefit from it.

(Posted on 1/6/2014)

If you want to become and artist, this is a must-have book Review by Jamie Markle, Publisher, North Light Books
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If you want to become and artist, this is a must-have book. Bert Dodson teaches you how to 'see,' which is the basis for drawing and making all art. The instruction is clear, the exercises are well-thought out and will help you develop your artistic eye. Once you finish this book you'll be able to see shapes, values and textures like never before and be able to recreate what you see as realistic drawings.

(Posted on 7/19/2012)

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