The School of Art
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Five professors deliver 40 lessons about different aspects of art, each comprising detailed explanations, diagrams, illustrations and a suggested activity to put the theory into practice.
The book is divided into three broad sections: 'The Building Blocks of Art' focuses on line, tone and colour; 'The Design Rules of Art' incorporates composition, perspective and proportion; and 'Putting it into Practice' explores the practical application of art, such as using comic strips to tell a story.
This is not a 'how to draw' manual. Rather, it is a valuable tool for those who wish to equip themselves with the essential knowledge and skills to develop their own artistic style. With quirky, comical illustrations and a useful glossary, this is an unusual, interesting and informative reference book for any budding artist.