Author(s): Valerie Wiffen
Learn to Draw Still Life is a new title in the successful Learn to Draw series of instructional step-by-step books for beginners, now with attractive new covers. Still life is traditionally the ideal drawing subject for the complete novice.
Drawing is an essential skill for all artists and this book makes learning to draw still life as simple as possible. All the basics are covered, to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and numerous attractive illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. The book includes practical information on:
tools and equipment
âe¢ selecting your subject
âe¢ portraying light and tone
âe¢ proportion and perspective
âe¢ pattern and texture
Perfect for total beginners, Learn to Draw Still Life will also be valuable to more experienced artists wanting to improve their drawing skills.
Valerie Wiffen is a practising artist and teacher. Her skills in observed drawing and painting have led to many commissions and her paintings have been exhibited at the New English Art Club and in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. She regularly runs drawing and painting courses at West Dean College in West Sussex and is also the author of several other books on drawing.