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51ja9aFHm1L._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_I have come to art late in life and am filled with self doubt. Can I paint? Can I draw? This wonderfully illustrated book has helped me immensely to have the confidence to just have a go.

The author gives great advice from what equipment you need to how to go about being sneaky so people don’t know they’re being sketched. He offers advice on composition, being unafraid of mistakes, using colour, collage and putting yourself into what you draw.

This isn’t a book to take you step-by-step through each mark you make on the paper. Rather, I found it a permission slip to draw what I see, what I feel about what I see, and to experience the joy of creativity and maintaining a visual diary of my life.

I loved this book and I’ll definitely read more by this author.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.