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The Drawing Book: An innovative, practical approach to drawing the world around you Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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About the Author
Dr Sarah Simblet teaches at the University of Oxford, has drawings in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art, London and Ashmolean, Oxford, and has had three solo shows of her large-scale work. Her broadcasting work includes interviews on BBC Radio 4, acting as a consultant for Watchmaker and for Discovery Channel's Art-Science documentaries, while she has also appeared on BBC3 and Channel 4.
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on 29 June 2016
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This is not yr average 'how to draw' book, instead it contains sections on drawing that range from Architecture to Zen and everything in between it seems. Classic art works are shown too. It will help you to think about why you draw, what to draw, and just flicking through the book made me want to pick up my graphite and start making marks. Probably not one for beginners although there are much worse ways to start, and not for those who want to learn how to draw birds say. A book for artists of all ages, and regardless of ability I feel this book will give you ideas and motivation. I love it!
on 7 December 2010
useful drawing manual with emphasis on illustrating a diverse range of drawing and mark making approaches, including examples by well established artists alongside the author's own drawings . By not using a simplistic step by step approach, this books instead encourages readers to try techniques and learn from looking. Refreshingly broad and intelligent approach which does not favour a particular slant or direction of drawing style.
on 30 October 2005
One fo the best books on drawing I have seen in a long time, it rivals Smagulas Creative Drawing book easily which is also very good. A welcome antidote to the basic drawing by numbers books that line bookshop shelves these days.
on 13 December 2011
I have collected all of Sarah Simbletts books. They are a superb addition to any artist's bookshelf. This book will appeal to artists of all abilities - even those who lack the level of skill displayed will be inspired to have a go at the many subjects depicted in this excellent volume.
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Sarah Simblet is an inspiring artist. This book is a fascinating glimpse into her world. It makes one want to grab a pencil and draw!
Well worth purchasing. Easy to read text and full of information.
Good book, it shows differently techniques and skills and how to utilize them. Quite interesting for any artist who want to try to learn some new techniques.
Well written, great illustrations, an inspiring present for someone wishing to hone their drawing skills
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