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Drawing & Seeing: Create your own sketchbook

Clara Drummond

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Drawing & drawings

Whether you're a beginner or a professional artist, there are only two things you need in order to draw - a pencil and paper. With these to hand, award-winning artist Clara Drummond shows how everyone can develop their artistic style.

'This is a book about keeping your own sketchbook, a drawn diary of your daily life and what strikes you. The pages are for you to fill, make a mess, take risks, try things out, to be fearless and to be curious, but most of all to look and to respond to what you see.'

No one, Clara believes, can tell you how to draw. Instead you can learn by practising and discarding preconceived ideas. Clara uses artists who inspire her, to demonstrate how everyone's approach is unique and features images of her favourite drawings and sketchbooks, to spark your creativity.

Chapters focus on the different media of Graphite, Charcoal, Coloured Crayons, Ink and Mixed Media and offer tips such as where to start on the page and how to best use your materials.

With space for 30 days of drawing, to be done in whichever order you'd like, DRAWING AND SEEING will allow you to keep your own sketchbook, a drawn diary of your daily life - and to see how not only your drawing transforms, but also the way you see your surroundings.

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Clara Drummond

Artist Clara Drummond was awarded first prize for the BP Portrait Award in 2016, In 2017 Drummond was commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen to do an Order of Merit portrait which is now part of the Royal Collection. In addition she was awarded the Bulldog Trust Award by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Young Artist of the Year award by the Society of Women Artists. She is a tutor at The Royal Drawing School.

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