This excellent little series has now found its way to Pastel. Following the successful formula of spiral binding that allows the book to lay flat in use and, for the most part, confining each section to a single spread, the book covers materials, colour, basic and more advanced techniques and a series of typical subjects from landscape to still lifes, people and animals.
Extensively illustrated, the book is easy to follow and offers a potted guide that’s laid out so that everything is easy to find and it’s the sort of thing you can keep beside you as you work. Being the size of a large pocket, it’s also handy to take out with you on sketching trips, but the reduced page size never feels cramped.
The whole series would form a handy primer for anyone working in any of the media covered, but also contains enough information to satisfy the more experienced worker who just wants the occasional refresher or quick reference tool.
First published 2006