Drawing Techniques (Learning To See book 2) by Peter Jenny (book review)

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More

The title, ‘Drawing Techniques’ is a bit of a misnomer because Peter Jenny’s second book in his ‘Learning To See’ is out to liberate your ability to scribble and doddle. That is until you reach chapter 12 and you start building the basic shapes of square, cube, triangle, pyramid, circle and sphere, the basis for all drawing. Peter Jenny makes it look like an easy transition as he says base it on the objects you see around you and slowly gets more elaborate.

Don’t forget, this book series is for absolute beginners but the most rewarding thing you will come away from this book is the ability to draw some simple objects and, more importantly, they will look like what they are supposed to look like. Everything after that is practice and if you have been picking up these books, you should have book 3 and already getting some practice in creating human figures.

GF Willmetts

November 2017

(pub: Princeton Architectural Press/Abrams Books, 2012. 167 page illustrated A6 small paperback. Price: £ 7.99 (UK), $12.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-61689-054-4)

check out websites: www.papress.com and www.abramsandchronicles.co.uk

 

 

Category: Books, Illustration

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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