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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

When creating art, everything is possible with just paper and pen. There’s no need to practice or sketch first. Just jump in and start creating. You will find sixteen drawing pages in the back of the book in gray, black, and tan to start your journey.

Try a few simple exercises. With a couple of supplies, you have all you need to challenge yourself creatively. Use the papers included to begin exploring your mark making, your line’s personality, your hand, and your style. The key is to maintain a relaxed approach and do not feel like the materials are too precious to use. Draw and paint freely. Let accidents happen, such as paint drips, scribbles, and unintended lines—these may turn out to be your best work! I call it designing ...

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