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In this accessible guide, Jen Russell-Smith breaks down the barriers beginners face around sketching, and shows you how to begin with quick, loose sketches building your confidence and skills to draw spontaneously. With simple exercises and step-by-step tutorials, Jen shows you how to sketch the things around you from life and from photos. Rediscover the pleasure you got from childhood drawing, before you became too self-conscious and self-critical to enjoy it. Most children draw. Before we can write, even, we scribble and sketch and create. But somehow that gets lost as we get older. We learn that Being An Artist is hard and complicated, and that there are technical rules to choosing colour and perfecting your perspective. This book is here to remind you of the joy you once found in creating, scribbling, getting something down on paper and that it's really about the process and nothing to do with how technically brilliant the finished 'artwork' is. In this accessible guide, largely self-taught artist Jen Russell-Smith takes beginners by the hand and breaks down the barriers we face around sketching, and shows you how to begin with quick, loose sketches building your confidence and skills to draw spontaneously, with nothing more than the things around you for inspiration. With simple exercises and step-by-step tutorials, Jen shows you how to sketch the places around you from life, and those further afield from photos, using simple watercolour techniques to add vibrancy to your work. AUTHOR: Jen Russell-Smith is a Surrey-based illustrator creating pen and ink drawings and watercolours inspired by beautiful houses, homes and buildings, and occasionally other things. Her style is sketchy, informal and relaxed. SELLING POINTS: Focuses on finding the interest and beauty in the everyday, in the things that are around you right now An easy approach to sketching for total beginners, with accessible, contemporary artwork that appeals to the modern reader

Joy of Sketch

SKU: 9781446308202
$44.99Price
  • JEN RUSSELL-SMITH

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