The classic book in its fieldWonderful collection of images from a range of artists including Titian and Turner as well as RuskinDrawing is becoming increasingly popular and recognised for its importance
From his early youth John Ruskin drew obsessively, a disciplinethat he not only kept up right through the production of his greatliterary works, but which was essential to them. This book is theresult of quite considerable teaching experience - Ruskin had beengiving informal lessons by letter to friends for some time, for hecould never resist giving advice; and he also taught more formalclasses at the Working Men's college, a duty he shared with Rossetti.It was as a sort of distillation of all this experience that The Elements of Drawing was born; and also from his development as a draughtsman.
'Contains new illustrations and interesting notes and explanations to help students through the process of drawing. This classic retains its relevance some 150 years after its first appearance and should be on every artist's bookshelf.' Leisure Painter (June 2007) 'The book is an absolute delight and proves that traditional teaching methods by a good artist and tutor should never be overlooked in our age of digital technology and instant results.' Editor, Leisure Painter (July 2007)