Absolute Beginners guides represent a fresh new series of drawing and painting books for budding artists written by professional artist/ teachers. In You Can Sketch, master artist jackie simmonds
leads the novice by the hand, demonstrating dozens of step-by-step, easy-to-follow techniques using a variety of sketching media. Over 100 clear, full-color illustrations show readers how to sketch the separate elements of simple still life and landscape subjects
one by one in pencil, charcoal, colored pencil
, pastel pencil
, and Conté crayon. Explicit instructions demonstrate how easy it is to combine these different elements to make a finished picture. With You Can Sketch, even the most hesitant artists will gain confidence and start sketching fast!