I may have mentioned this book before as Charles Reid told me, when on a workshop, that he considered it the best book on drawing. This is a bold statement as there are hundreds of books on drawing and Charles can't possibly have read all of them. They vary from the classical style `Atelier' type publications to every variation on the theme. Having bought it I certainly agree with him from my point of view. I have several others, including classics, but I prefer the `looser' style of Charles and Dodsons book, while covering all types, is more to my taste.
Keys to Drawing - Bert Dodson. North Light Books this edition paperback 1990 224 pages approx. 81/2" x 103/4"
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Here are some examples from the book.
I realised after doing this that I had skimped it rather and can only apologize for my befuddled state. Following a weeks holiday in Malta I returned and immediately went down with a raging cold and cough. Here are some of the things the book teaches:
55 specific keys to improving your drawing.
48 mini lessons that help you master techniques
8 self evaluation checklists to help you gauge your progress
In addition it teaches you to restate, focus, map and intensify. Free your hand action, then learn to control it.
Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture etc Enough said to kindle your interest?