The Joy of Sketch: A Beginner's Guide to Sketching the Everyday (Paperback) | Northshire Bookstore

The Joy of Sketch: A Beginner's Guide to Sketching the Everyday (Paperback)

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Description


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 that anyone can follow, Jen shows you how to sketch the things and the places around you from life, using simple watercolour techniques to add vibrancy to your work. 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.

About the Author


Jen Russell-Smith is a Surrey-based illustrator creating pen & ink drawings and watercolours inspired by beautiful houses, homes and buildings, and occasionally other things. Her style is sketchy, informal and relaxed.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781446308202
ISBN-10: 1446308200
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English