There's no great secret to drawing. Anybody can draw. One thing that most people will say, however, is 'I can't draw.' That simply isn't true. What they really mean is, 'I don't draw.'This is a creative, encouraging book that takes all the mystery out of the art and practice of drawing. It shows readers from age 8 to 80 how drawing works, giving invaluable yet simple hints, tips and personal as well as professional pointers across a wide range of drawing styles, tools and techniques. Simple lessons are delivered via step-by-step practical exercises, giving a comprehensive, stylish, inclusive and inside perspective on the not-so-mysterious art of drawing. By the last page, readers will come away willing and able to draw absolutely anything.Anything and everything is possible, from realistic sketches through to taking a line for a walk - or letting a line take you for a walk. Learn for yourself or rediscover the confidence-building joys of free creative expression - plus the handy ability to get your thoughts, feelings and ideas down quickly and easily in a form that anyone, anywhere can appreciate and understand.
Writer and artist ILYA draws on more than thirty years of professional experience - as an internationally published comics creator and author, but also as an educator. Since 1990 he has designed and delivered workshops on the art of drawing for schools, colleges, galleries, museums, libraries, youth groups and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad. His Manga Drawing Kit (2005) was an international bestseller, resulting in co-editions in French, German, Spanish and more. How to Draw Comics is a new title for 2016. Other book titles by ILYA include the award-winning graphic novel series, The End of the Century Club, Manga Shakespeare's King Lear, and Room for Love; as compiling editor: The Mammoth Books of Skulls, The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics and three volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, also Colour Me Bad. 2017 sees the debut of the all-ages sci-fi action adventure, Kid Savage, produced in collaboration with a co-creator of Ben10, Deadpool/Spider-man wrangler Joe Kelly.