The human form provides endless artistic inspiration and you will never be short of subjects to choose from: a fellow commuter on a train, a model at a life drawing class, the people drifting past the window of a quiet cafe.
How to Sketch People explains everything you need to know to produce quick, stylish sketches of the human model, starting with the basics, from how to grip your art tool to mastering composition, and progressing to the principles of capturing perspective, tone and light. Example sketches by the author and other artists present different approaches and will inspire you o develop your own style, while the final section includes ideas for taking your sketches further.
The key to perfecting technique is practice, practice and more practice. The Over to You sections in this book link to the accompanying pad, with tie-in exercises to get you started. The greatest joy of sketching, of course, is its simplicity: all you really need is something to draw with and on. So what are you waiting for? The natural world is yours to sketch.
MATTHEW PAGETT is an author and artist whose work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the UK. He studied Art and Design at Bournville College of Art, England, and has master’s degrees in Art History from Edinburgh University and Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London. He has written and illustrated numerous books, most recently Practice Makes Perfect: Sketching and Drawing. Examples of his work can be seen on his website, www.mattpagett.co.uk.