“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.

Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson Book Cover

KEYS TO DRAWING BY BERT DODSON

“In Addition to Trusting our Eyes, the Quality that most defines any of us as Artists, is Curiosity.” – Bert Dodson

How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs by Lee Hammond Book Cover

HOW TO DRAW LIFELIKE PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEE HAMMOND

“Repetition is the key to learning, Practice is the key to success!” – Lee Hammond

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Book Cover

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN BY BETTY EDWARDS

“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

Mastery by Robert Greene Book Cover

MASTERY BY ROBERT GREENE

“The task that you choose to work on must have an obsessive element. Like the Life’s Task, it must connect to something deep within you.” – Robert Greene

REREADING

“I LIKES READING SO MUCH, I SOMETIMES LIKE TO REREAD THINGS”

WEEK TWO

Covering
chapter 3 (Proportions: Taking the Measure of Things)
chapter 4 (The Illusion of Light)

Including
Bert’s discussion on three Sighting Strategies:
1. Finding the Midpoint
2. Using Plump and Level
3. Taking Comparative Measurements

WEEK THREE

Covering
chapter 5 (The Illusion of Depth)
chapter 6 (The Illusion of Texture)

Including
four depth principles:
1. Overlapping Shapes
2. Diminishing Sizes
3. Converging Parallel Lines
4. Softening Edges and Contrast

THE FINAL WEEK

Covering
chapter 7 (Pattern and Design)
chapter 8 (Drawing and Imagination)

Including
Bert’s discussion on what makes a good Composition;
Balance and Paradoxes

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“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

George Santayana