"Have you always wanted to draw or have tried and couldn’t quite get it? If you have rudimentary skills and feel like you just need to polish and perfect them, this book has what you need."
So begins Quentin de la Bédoyère’s inspiring and practical guide to the drawing techniques that are essential to good painting. He offers practical advice on choosing materials that includes when, why, and how to use pencil, charcoal, and sanguine crayon. He teaches how to build basic skills such as scribble shading, cross-hatching, and blending. Seven step-by-step demonstrations are included, as well as dozens of beautiful and inspiring drawings.
Quentin de la Bédoyère began drawing at the age of 50. He subsequently began painting in a wide variety of media, and has exhibited in the Mall Gallery, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, and the Society of Graphic Fine Art, among others. He now works almost exclusively on private portrait commissions. Drawing remains his first love, and he carries a small sketch book wherever he goes. He is retired from his professional career as Vice President Product Marketing and Managing Director for Unit Trusts for Sun Life of Canada Financial. He lives in Wimbledon, England.
Author — Quentin de la Bédoyère.
Paperback. 64 pages with 200 color illustrations.