Sketching by Valerie Wiffen
Planning and Drawing

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No one draws perfect pictures immediately - you have to go through a process of trial and error. But the more you know about tools and techniques, the better your work will ultimately be. Improve your abilities, skill by skill, with these inviting drawing exercises. Each one teaches a specific area of expertise, while leaving enough room to exercise creativity and make the drawing your own. - Learn in detail the difference between various types of papers, pens and monotone and coloured media - so you'll be wise enough not to use a wet technique on a lightweight paper! - Evaluate the pros and cons of different viewpoints and formats. - Use perspective intelligently and imaginatively. - Capture movement with rapid line drawing. - Work on a fascinating mix of projects, from portraits to still lifes. Each one includes a materials list, as well as hints, corrections, and guidance each step of the way.

About Valerie Wiffen

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Wiffen is an accomplished artist who specializes in portraits. She studied at Walthamstow School of Art and the Royal College of Art Painting School in London. She has been teaching drawing and painting at Kingston University.
Published September 1, 2002 by Search Press Ltd. 128 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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