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If you have ever wanted a complete course in how to sketch effectively, but lacked the confidence to start, then Sketching for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you.
Starting from a clear, simple method to bring all the senses into play, successful author and acclaimed artist Peter Cronin RSMA shows the reader how to bring artistry and economy to their sketching; making for swift and impressive results. Whether sketching as the basis for painting, or simply for pleasure, this book gives the reader all they need to know.
“I am a full-time professional artist, and if I had to name one thing that has improved my painting, then it would be drawing.” Peter Cronin
Numerous simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects lead the complete beginner through the book, building towards more complex and rewarding artworks. Most of the artworks in the book are created using graphite pencil, but the author also shows the reader how to use charcoal and pen and ink to broaden the possibilities; and encourage them to experiment with other media. By the end of the book, the reader will have learnt all you need to know to take your sketching skills further and become an accomplished artist in your own right.
About the Author
Peter Cronin RSMA loves the natural world. The pull of the outdoors and the fall of sunlight across the landscape inspire his work, and he can be found exploring the world around him in all seasons and weathers. Through his teaching, workshops and demonstrations he seeks to encourage, equip and help all who love art.
A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and the Pure Watercolour Society, Peter has been painting for over thirty years. Completely self-taught, he has gained an enviable reputation for his watercolour and oils; both of which rely on Peter's clarity of sight and the economy of line in his underlying drawings.