RECOMMENDED ART BOOKS
“I LIKES READING I DO”
The following books all come highly recommended, having helped me develop as an artist over the years. These are all books I’ve found easy to read, study and learn from.
“An individual’s ability to draw is… the ability to shift to a different-from-ordinary way of processing visual information – to shift from verbal, analytic processing to spatial, global processing.” – Betty Edwards
“I LIKES READING SO MUCH, I SOMETIMES LIKE TO REREAD THINGS”
REREADING KEYS TO DRAWING
In January 2016 I reread Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson over a four week period. Each week I covered two chapters of the book: taking notes, completing the drawing exercises and writing about my experience. You can find these detailed writings in this five part mini series, which starts with this introduction
An overview of what each week will be about
An inspirational drawing from the first exercise in the book, by ‘a little artist from Europe’ who emailed me prior to this rereading.
“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”