How To Draw – Jake Spicer
Sketch and draw anything, anywhere with this inspiring and practical handbook
Synopsis: Jake Spicer wants you to learn how to draw.
This is his complete course in drawing, suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists, and designed to help you fit drawing into your lifestyle.
Tried-and-tested exercises, ranging from five-minute sketches to dedicated sessions of an hour or longer, cover every subject and location you could wish for, while accessibly written drawing theory helps you relate the technical concepts to your practice, helping you to hone your craft.
Whatever your goals are, expert art tutor Jake Spicer gives you the inspiration and encouragement to draw more – and keep improving.
You Will be Able to Draw Faces by the End of This Book – Jake Spicer
Synopsis: Pick up a pencil and discover the joy of drawing the people you love.
This Book is for anybody who wants to become confident in drawing faces.
Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced artist. From basic facial structures to finer details, the book teaches you the fundamentals of portraiture, and also allows you space to practise on the page. Learn how to:
· Understand anatomy and form
· Use light and shade
· Sketch in profile and front on
· Draw details such as hair and wrinkles
· Capture likeness and expression
The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your drawings safe. It is also small and compact enough to fit inside your bag and each exercise has an estimated competition time, so it doesn’t matter where you are, you’ll always be able to find time and inspiration to practice. https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781781575260 Why we like it Jake Spicer’s books are very accessible, not just for adults but for young people too. What we love about these books are the opportunities to learn in a way that is reassuring, practical and down to earth. In How to Draw there is so much detail from encouraging the beginner artist to ‘Just Draw’ through to suggesting practice at home, out and about, in Art Museums and Galleries, at Work, In a Life Class, at The Drawing Board. This is followed by Drawing Skills, Core Skills and Composition. In You Will be Able to Draw Faces by the End of This Book Jake takes a more in-depth approach going into the detail involved in drawing a face,.also there are very helpful spaces for you to practise your sketching. We particularly liked the section with his description of the head as a landscape.Every part of the face is analysed from the basic shape of the head into the detail of each feature, as well as proportion. Both books are a delightful addition to any aspiring artist’s bookshelf. Highly Recommended!