Thames & Hudson I Can Draw Book by Peng

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An original and playful approach to character drawing that will inspire confidence and creativity.  There’s no doubt about it: whether you’re a newbie or a dab hand, drawing can often be daunting. That’s why cartoons are the best place to start! From the co-creator of the bestselling Hirameki: Draw What You See comes a stylish yet playful approach to drawing cartoons, designed to excite even the most tentative artists. Over several decades teaching in schools and art colleges, Austrian cartoonist Peng has developed expert knowledge of the building blocks of drawing and sketching. As he shows, creativity can come from anywhere. Entire sketches can spring up from the simplest lines or curves. Even found objects can spark brilliance – who knows, maybe a stone or leaf could provide the next flash of inspiration!

• Based on tried and tested teaching methods developed over many years
• Learn how to draw characters, starting with the basics of figure construction and moving through to expression, storytelling and animals.
• Experiment with a variety of techniques executed through brush, pencil and pen
• Don‘t be afraid: you make the rules!

Contents List:
So you think you can‘t draw?... • 1. How to draw figures • 2. How to draw characters • 3. Birds • 4. Cats • 5. Dogs • 6. Even more ideas

Format: Paperback
Size: 26.6 x 23.0 cm
Page count: 160 pp
Illustrations: 200
Publication date: 15 April 2021
ISBN: 9780500652428

About the Author:
Peng is an Austrian cartoonist and illustrator who, with the artist Hu, co-authored the Hirameki: Draw What You See series, published by Thames & Hudson. He has taught art in schools and at the Art University in Linz, Austria, and in 2003 was the winner of the ‘Deutscher Karikaturenpreis’ – the most important illustration award in the German-speaking area.


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