Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices

Edited by Julian Bell, Julia Balchin, Claudia Tobin

ways of drawing


Ways of Drawing is a lavishly illustrated collection of reflections and in-practice sessions on drawing by contemporary artists and teachers from the 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 | Buy your copy


When buying a copy of Ways of Drawing through the School, you are directly supporting our programmes. 

Find a Golden Ticket
Inside two copies of Ways of Drawing you will find a Golden Ticket for a free course in Spring Term 2020. Order your book through the Royal Drawing School before 30th November 2019 and you might be a lucky winner…

Also available in most major book retailers, museums, galleries, art shops and on Amazon. If you require an alumni discount please contact the Public Programme office on  +44(0)20 7613 8568

Ways of Drawing - Mini Drawing Marathon
To celebrate the release of the Royal Drawing School’s first book join us for a free Mini Drawing Marathon and drinks reception on 5th December, 5–8pm. More details here.