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Sketching Tips and Tricks Drawn from Art

By Helen Birch


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Creating stylish sketches by hand is easy and fun with this inspiring guide. Freehand breaks down basic drawing techniques into bite-sized chunks, and reveals their practical application in dazzling examples by today’s coolest artists. Over 200 innovative works of art demonstrate all the fundamentals—line, tone, composition, texture, and more—and are presented alongside friendly text explaining the simple techniques used to achieve each stylish effect. The final section of the book offers aspiring artists essential reference materials to hone their drafting skills and practice what they’ve learned. Petite in size but comprehensive in scope, this hip handbook will teach artists of all skill levels how to find their personal drawing style and start making amazing sketches.

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Size: 7 x 5 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
more than 200 full-color illustrations
Format: Paperback with flexi-binding
Publication: September 2013
ISBN: 9781452119779
ISBN10: 1452119775
Helen Birch is a journalist and artist based in the United Kingdom.

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