The invaluable handbook for all drawing students takes a practical problem-and-solution approach to a range of popular subjects, showing common mistakes and how to overcome them.
The book is divided into 12 themed sections to help teach specific areas of interest. Each section contains three to four spreads showing the common mistakes beginners can often make. Typical errors are shown on the left-hand page with annotations by the author highlighting what the problem areas are. On the right-hand page, Friend shows how a better, more realistic depiction can be achieved, looking at each component and providing comments for guidance.
After the problem-and-solution pages, the author shows how the drawing techniques covered can be combined to produce a complete picture which integrates all the lessons learned. The information throughout is presented clearly with plenty of useful annotations. The handy size also allows readers to take it wherever their sketching leads them.
Trudy Friend is an accomplished artist and teacher who teaches specialized courses in all mediums. She has also written for The Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines.