Cowan Books


Art Skills

ABC of Art Skills

I’m constantly amazed when I go into the classroom to train graphic design and illustration students in technical or commercial illustration, at the number I see whose work is:

  • weak in approach – they look unprofessional and amateurish
  • poorly planned with no confident use of the pen
  • lacking the basic skill in applying the media
  • just plain lifeless

What does surprise people is that these problems can be overcome by using a measured approach in much the same way as you learned your ABC?

In the system, you get:

  • Tips on good materials that do the job well to free you from buying things you don’t need trying to achieve better results.
  • The 6 self-taught secrets to successful, professional art skills, that have never been offered together before.
  • Teacher notes to help you assess your class (or yourself!) before you begin and as you progress through the course.
  • A step-by-step process that begins at your level of skill. Never again will you sit in front of a blank drawing sheet wondering where to start.
  • A complete set of blackline master exercises that you can print out and make as many copies as you require for class use or your own practice.