Saturday, 5 May 2012
The Ultimate Drawing and Painting Technique Bible by Trudy Friend
I am happily working my way through this book by Trudy Friend. I am not sure why this has the word 'ultimate' in the title. I am sure there are more than the eight techniques covered here. Eight techniques doesn't sound a lot but you can acheive some very interesting effects using them in a varieity of media. It was interesting to see the same techniques being used in graphite, coloured pencil, pastel and watercolour with very clear intruction and examples. Some things I thought as being 'too simple' actually gave very pleasing results when worked through in my sketch book. The book has, for some reason I can't put my finger on, a look that seems to be targeting the beginner and maybe that is the biggest audience but don't let that put you off. There is alway something to learn.