Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing – Selwyn Leamy

Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing - Selwyn LeamySynopsis:

This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion. For aspiring artists of all ages and abilities, Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.

Selwyn Leamy is an artist who lives and works in London. He has experience in teaching a broad range of ages and, as a co-founder of the creative travel company Frui, has taught drawing and painting in various beautiful locations around the world. He has exhibited his landscape paintings extensively in the UK and also in Italy.

Why I like it

There is plenty of inspiration in this book from some of the greatest artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Vincent Van Gogh and many more. It also addresses the challenge of  What to Draw, coupled with some brilliant down to earth advice about the huge scope and range that drawing can offer from simple doodling to understanding tone, perspective and so much more. If you have ever wanted to start drawing this is a perfect place to start!

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