Barrington Barber takes as his starting point the belief that everyone - whatever their experience - can learn to draw well.
In this book, after introducing different drawing materials and mark making, he goes on to show how line, tone and proportion can be used to create convincing, realistic drawings. Exercises are set out in easy steps so the drawing process is clear for all to follow.
Tuition in essential drawing techniques is accompanied by explanations of practical processes such as copying, tracing and measuring, as well as how to use photographs as the basis of drawing.
Fresh and accessible, this book will appeal to those who are interested in learning to draw, or who wish to hone existing skills in this most dynamic and rewarding of activities.
After training as a graphic designer, Barrington Barber went into advertising, working for top agencies before progressing to freelance design and producing illustrations for a range of books and magazines. He enjoys a successful career as a commercial illustrator and fine artist and has written and illustrated a wide range of best-selling instructional art books. Barrington lives in South London.