You Can Draw!

Volume 1: Pencil and Charcoal Portraits

by Lon Haverly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 05/03/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781410705822

About the Book

Designed as a workbook with over 300 illustrations, it is also a literary essay with a stirring challenge to our society to re-think its perception of art and drawing. This book has something for everyone. It is for the person who thought they could not draw. It is for the beginner who wants to learn. It is for the advanced artist who wants to sharpen his skills. It is for the artist who wants to learn more about portrait drawing. It is for the art teacher who wants to enhance their curriculum. It is for a society that has the wrong idea about art. It is for the public and private art class. It is for people who just want to learn on their own. This book reveals the secrets of a successful portrait artist and shows you step-by-step how he does it. This book introduces Lon Haverly’s own line first technique and the primary method of learning to draw.

"If you can learn to write, you can learn to draw if given sufficient learning opportunity."

"Drawing is an instinctive ability which society must nurture in every human being, just as writing."

"We train children to fail in art!"

About the Author

Lon Haverly is one of the few full time "public" portrait artists in the world. His commissions number in the tens of thousands and can be found on every continent. For thirty years he has publicly worked in pencil, charcoal, pastel. Almost every major television news network has called upon him to draw as a courtroom artist. He was classically trained as a child in a private art school owned by his grandfather. One of the world’s foremost masters of the ten-minute sketch, his work has been described as having great economy of line and depth of expression. Few can achieve in ten minutes what he does; yet it is his passion to show you that "You Can Draw!"