Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices

ways of drawing


Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices is a lavishly illustrated collection of reflections and in-practice sessions on drawing by contemporary artists and teachers from the Royal Drawing School – at once inspirational and instructional. Drawing is among the most direct ways of engaging with the world; a way not just of seeing, but of understanding what you see.  From explorations of artistic development to short, imaginative strategies for the seeing the world afresh, Ways of Drawing is an invaluable companion for anyone interested in drawing - from the aspiring to the professional artist, teachers, writers, architects, filmmakers, designers and anyone in between.

The book is divided into three sections: ‘Studio Space’, which focuses on drawing within four walls; ‘Open Space’, which ventures out into the cityscapes and landscapes around us; and ‘Inner Space’, which returns to the living, feeling, drawing person. Each section is comprehensively illustrated with a wealth of drawings, prints and paintings by faculty and alumni of the Royal Drawing School, works by established artists past and present, and photographs of artists at work.

Thames & Hudson |  £29.95

“Drawing is returned to its rightful place as an invigorating force.” - The Times, Rachel Campbell-Johnston

“This book is the most engaging, informative and affirmative that I have read on the making of drawing, and I will re-read it again and again.” - RA Magazine, Sarah Simblet

“There is much material here for art students, teachers, amateurs and enthusiasts” - Wall Street Journal, Cammy Brothers

Available in most major book retailers, museums, galleries, art shops and on Amazon.