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My Favourite Book on Drawing

Why Draw?If you draw a lot you get better at painting. If you draw a lot you’ll learn to see. If you draw a lot you will learn about values, edges, composition and proportion. Yes, drawing is one of the most useful ways to improve your art. Whether it is daily quick sketches or drawings

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