Drawing is not a talent. It’s a skill anyone can learn. This is the philosophy of drawing instructor Brent Eviston based on his more than twenty years of teaching. He has tested numerous types of drawing instruction from centuries old classical techniques to contemporary practices and designed an approach that combines tried and true techniques with innovative methods of his own. Now, he shares his secrets with this book that provides the most accessible, streamlined, and effective methods for learning to draw.

Taking the reader through the entire process, beginning with the most basic skills to more advanced such as volumetric drawing, shading, and figure sketching, this book contains numerous projects and guidance on what and how to practice. It also features instructional images and diagrams as well as finished drawings that showcase Brent’s creative work. With this book and a dedication to practice, anyone can learn to draw!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction: Orientation and Materials
  7. Chapter 1: Basic Skills
  8. Chapter 2: Form and Space
  9. Chapter 3: Measuring and Proportion
  10. Chapter 4: Mark Making and Contours
  11. Chapter 5: Dramatic Light and Shadow
  12. Chapter 6: An Introduction to Figure Drawing
  13. Closing Thoughts
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. About the Author