Relaunched in paperback, this book is the indispensable guide to the basics of sketching for the absolute beginner.
Full of easy-to-follow exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, `You Can Paint Sketch' will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start sketching in a variety of media.
Jackie Simmonds takes the reader by the hand and starts by explaining how to make different marks using a variety of sketching media. Then, with easy step-by-step exercises, she demonstrates how to sketch the separate elements of a picture one by one.
You can learn how to sketch simple still life, figures and animals in pencil, charcoal, pastel, water-soluble pencil and conte. It won't be long before you can produce sketches to be proud of.
Sketching media covered:
* graphite pencil and charcoal
* conte and pastel pencils
* watercolour soluble pencils and crayons
* pen and ink
* markers and felt-tips
* coloured pencils
Jackie Simmonds is author of several art instruction books including `Pastels Workshop', `Learn to Paint Gardens in Pastel', `Watercolour Innovations' and `Collins Gem Sketching'. She exhibits regularly and writes for The Artist magazine. Jackie has also made six art instruction videos.