49 Dots and Other Drawing Exercises


In the summer of 2021 I downloaded an art instruction book by Barrington Barber —Learn to Draw: 10-Week Course for Aspiring Artists — and had a lot of fun drawing my way through the lessons. While I can’t say that the course helped me improve my skills, I will say that Barrington Barber’s book certainly did help me improve my attitude about art.

Overall, I had so much fun last summer that I decided to do it again… to download another book by Barber (he’s written many, many art books) and just enjoy the process of getting up every morning, grabbing my sketchbook, and doing a bit of drawing. The book I chose for 2022 was The Fundamentals of Drawing.

Both books follow a similar format, covering a variety of subjects for drawing: animals, faces, still life arrangements, landscapes, figure drawing. Both provide a bit of information on…

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