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Drawing - 20th Oct 2016

I've always thought it would be lovely to be able to draw.  I've never learned though and any attempts have been so depressing that I have quickly given up. A shame I hadn't come across this book when the urge was still strong.

The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study 
by Kimon Nicolaides 

The book approaches the task of learning to draw with 64 exercises designed to be studied over the course of a year.  Each section builds on skills developed in the earlier sections.  It encourages you to look at people and things in a different way, one which will help you to draw.

Nikolaides said, "The impulse to draw is as natural as the impulse to talk."  And if you think about it, we learn the latter by a process of trial, error and endless repetition. He thinks drawing is innately connected to the art of correct observation and this is what he takes you through in his book.   He also says that the sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them!

Nikolaides says that he treats the reader exactly as if you were his student embarking on a year of art school and if you follow his how-to method, you will learn to draw.

If this hasn't put you off, then pop into the shop and pick up a copy for only $15.00 and start on your art career now.  Don't end up like me (can't make a cup look much like a cup).

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