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    • ISBN:9781781573044
    • Publication date:22 Oct 2015

How To Draw

Sketch and draw anything, anywhere with this inspiring and practical handbook

By Jake Spicer

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  • £9.99

Learn how to draw with proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement from the UK's favourite drawing teacher.

Jake Spicer wants you to learn how to draw.

This is his complete course in drawing, suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists, and designed to help you fit drawing into your lifestyle.

Tried-and-tested exercises, ranging from five-minute sketches to dedicated sessions of an hour or longer, cover every subject and location you could wish for, while accessibly written drawing theory helps you relate the technical concepts to your practice, helping you to hone your craft.

Whatever your goals are, expert art tutor Jake Spicer gives you the inspiration and encouragement to draw more - and keep improving.

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  • ISBN: 9781781575789
  • Publication date: 07 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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