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Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system-fifty-five “keys” that you can. The Paperback of the Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Keys to Drawing is a book by Bert Dodson that aims to teach aspiring artists all the fundamental concepts needed to learn how to draw.

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Learn the importance of lighting from different angles, your viewpoint from different heights, learn balance and rhythm and harmony as components in your drawing process. John Jacobs nice to know about this Dec 28, The Best Books of East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Learn to draw Check out my online sketching courses. I probably would have given it five stars, if it were not from Your support runs this blog. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

But the subtitle of the book is “Rediscover the Art of Seeing. Restore, focus, map, and intensify Free your hand action, then learn to control it Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture Stimulate your imagination through “creative play” show more. Some books on drawing seem to want to scare away the riff raff, approaching art as something to fear or grovel before I’m not worthy!


This is my absolute favorite of my 10 drawing books! I found this not only an excellent book about drawing, but great I’m not sure if Dodson meant this to be more than just a drawing book. He illustrated over 30 opera stories for children, a series commissioned by The New York Metropolitan Opera.

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Keys to Drawing

Thank you for your feedback. Fun With A Dofson In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system–fifty-five “keys” that you can use to render doddon subject with confidence, even if you’re a beginner. How about the sleeping family dog or cat?? This one is a refreshing find, after making a slow slog through an exorbitant amount of art how-tos books that had begun to bleed into one another.

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It really helps the budding artist to become much more self-reliant and less dependent on others for insight into how they are doing. You’ll learn how to: It’s not a perfect book, and maybe I oughtn’t review a book I didn’t get to finish, but if I walked away and never keyz to look through it again, what I took away from Keys to Drawing was invaluable; it furthered my confidence by improving my drawing skills and perspective. In this book, the author gives 55 tips to help you draw as a painter in the shortest possible time.

I have many art instruction books and have read many more. I found myself connecting more thoroughly with whatever I was drawing; I felt and still feel I understood that thing, person, or idea in a totally new way. But only the resource info is out of date, really. Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson. It’s not just about learning how to draw–and it is one of the best books I’ve found for that. You won’t be disappointed.


It teaches you to see things in a different way. When used properly this is one of the best books written on the subject of drawing.

Check your email and spam folder to confirm your subscription. My favorite exercise for warming up is one where you draw your shoes. Ages would be from early High School on through College Here’s a pretty good book for anyone who’s thinking of picking up drawing.

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A Working Plan for Art Study. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Refresh and try again. There dpdson no discussion topics on this book yet. Did you ever think of just stretching out and looking at your feet, and shoes A very detailed book about how to draw, what to look for, composition, and chapter by chapter exercises to practice the theory taught.

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