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Sketch: a Step-by-step Guide for Absolute Beginners by Jackie Simmonds
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"Covers all aspects of sketching"
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This book has already helped me to sketch recognisable objects and has given me the courage to try more.


Relaunched in paperback, this book is the indispensable guide to the basics of sketching for the absolute beginner. Full of easy-to-follow exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, 'You Can Paint Sketch' will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start sketching in a variety of media. Jackie Simmonds takes the reader by the hand and starts by explaining how to make different marks using a variety of sketching media. Then, with easy step-by-step exercises, she demonstrates how to sketch the separate elements of a picture one by one. You can learn how to sketch simple still life, figures and animals in pencil, charcoal, pastel, water-soluble pencil and conte. It won't be long before you can produce sketches 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

Author Biography

Jackie Simmonds is author of several art instruction books including 'Pastels Workshop', 'Learn to Paint Gardens in Pastel', 'Watercolour Innovations' and 'Collins Gem Sketching'. She exhibits regularly and writes for The Artist magazine. Jackie has also made six art instruction videos.
Release date NZ
August 7th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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