This is the third title in the Collins 30-Minute series of practical and inspirational guides in a handy sketchbook format. Aimed at the practised beginner, it will show how to achieve successful sketches using pencil and watercolour in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist. Many people think they don't have enough time to sketch, but in this attractive guide Alwyn Crawshaw encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials, including both pencil and watercolour, and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to make successful sketches in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little sketching experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and sketch more spontaneously.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this book provides a perfect introduction to sketching quickly and easily. Key features include, quick tips, handy checklists, practical projects, step-by-step exercises and half-hour demonstrations.
Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 25 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 8 successful TV series on Channel 4. He has also made many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists and President of the National Acrylic Painters Association. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.