Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system-fifty-five “keys” that you can. The Paperback of the Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Keys to Drawing is a book by Bert Dodson that aims to teach aspiring artists all the fundamental concepts needed to learn how to draw.

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The main tips are, as I said above, the practice, the surroundings, the inspiration and even more important to set a deadline. Alongside are 48 easy-to-follow lessons. In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system–fifty-five “keys” that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you’re a beginner.

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This book will have you saying: This book helped me to improve my drawing and to understand there the gaps in my knowledge and skill set are. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The best book on drawing that I have read so far. To ask other readers questions about Keys to Drawingplease sign up. Completely in love with this book! Share your thoughts with other customers.

I would say that this would be for a very talented beginner to a more intermediate drawing Artist, to an advanced Artist. I’ve made it through 3 sections and already I feel as if my skills in sketching and drawing from what I see have improved tremendously! It’s not just about learning how to draw–and it is one of the best books I’ve found for that.

This is the first and so far the only art instruction book that I finished reading, did most of the exercises from, will happily re-read and recommend it to anyone starting to draw. Mar 09, Natashya KitchenPuppies rated it really liked it. This is an excellent book for artists looking to improve their skills at drawing.


This is the first book for anyone looking to learn drawing. While Betty Edwards’ “Drawing on the right side of the brain” could be slightly easier to understand for the complete novice, I enjoyed Bert D This is the first and so far the only art instruction book that I finished reading, did most of the exercises from, will happily re-read and recommend it to anyone starting to draw.

There is always something in front of me to draw. What was really nice for me were the various “projects” in each section. He allowed me to trust myself in doing contour drawing so dodsom I find it fun, use it often, and am pleased with the results.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I’d especially recommend this for beginners and possibly intermediate artists, or people who may have drawn in the past and would like to dodsoh again but struggle with knowing where the hell to begin. The Definitive, 4th Edition.

Nov 24, Carol rated it really liked it. There are so many interesting concepts introduced in this book Drasing feel like I never run out of new ideas to explore!

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I’d prefer not to give a used edition as a gift but might drop back to a prior printing in the hopes of obtaining a well set-up and cleanly printed copy.

It’s also not about specific technic More pictures at parkablogs. I draw well, but this book helps me to draw even better. Stay informed on our latest news! Oct 05, Cecy Del marked it as dodxon. The beauty of Keys to Drawing is that while it inspires and empowers, it instructs in a simple-to-follow and useful way. Adv Some books on drawing seem to want to scare away xodson riff raff, approaching art as something to fear or grovel before I’m not worthy! Ships from and sold by Amazon.


Did you ever think draqing just stretching out and looking at your feet, and shoes Any time I get stuck with a case of ‘art block’ this is the book I pick up. I draw well, but this book helps me to As far as I’m concerned this is the best book I know to advance drawing skills although perhaps not for the complete beginner, try Betty Edwards for that.

This book is really about the approach to drawing, which aims at helping bdrt tackle any subjects confidently.

Dodson taught me to measure proportions correctly and easily when drawing bertt figure from life. More pictures at parkablogs. Feb 15, Louisiana Levy rated it it was amazing. Thank you for your feedback. Oct 14, Carolyn Alston rated it it was amazing. I taught drawing in college and in high school.

Keys to Drawing

The exercises don’t require much beyond a pencil, possibly an eraser, and a drawing surface. This book will teach you how to draw what you see, and give an introduction to concepts like light and shadow, composition, drawing from ot, etc.

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More information about text formats. It tell you to put the still life then draw. Here are direct links to the book:

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