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By Bert Dodson

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Anyone who can carry a pencil can discover ways to draw.

In this booklet, Bert Dodson stocks his entire drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you should use to render any topic with self belief, no matter if you're a beginner.

These keys, in addition to dozens of perform routines, may help you draw like an artist in no time.

You'll find out how to:

- fix, concentration, map, and intensify
- loose your hand motion, then discover ways to keep watch over it
- show the illusions of sunshine, intensity, and texture
- Stimulate your mind's eye via "creative play"


"This long-popular consultant makes use of uncomplicated black-and-white pencil drawing illustrations to assist rookies to boost their talents and dexterity via a sequence of brief exercises." --Library Journal

About the Author

A painter, instructor and illustrator, Bert Dodson is the writer of the best-selling North gentle e-book Keys to Drawing. He's illustrated greater than 70 children's books and labored as an animation dressmaker for the PBS sequence Intimate Strangers.

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The ability to achieve a wide range of styles in your pattern designs will allow you to express a variety of looks and feelings. This exercise will also help build the arsenal of skills you’ll need to create depth in your designs by layering various styles. I created these Áoral motifs using a variety of line widths, weights, and styles. 58 (Left to right) This graphic and looseline work Áoral has lots of movement. Again, very graphic, this Áoral is a more abstract interpretation of a Áower shape.

COLOR + PATTERN 50 14 PLAY WITH DOODLE MOTIFS We’ve all done it since we were young. Whether or not we were destined to be artists, we’ve been encouraged as children to doodle. It’s so freeing. It allows us to daydream without any fear of judgment. It’s a means by which to truly escape into our imagination. Doodling can even be a great form of meditation as we allow the whole world to melt away for a few moments. For all these reasons patterns and artwork created in a doodle style can feel very familiar and captivating.

Elizabeth Olwen is known for her vintageinspired, washed palettes, the color choices of Ana Davis (right) can feel quite feminine and sweet. However, the “folk” feeling is very clear through the motifs. Ethnic motifs such as this medallion inspired by Moorish architecture and the camel (page 62) can be used to create ethnic prints like these. The patterns can use direct references or loosely resemble iconic motifs that give a sense of culture and place, such as a Greek key. 17 EXPLORE ETHNIC MOTIFS Ethnic motifs have been an exciting design trend for years now.

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