Drawing Techniques — by Peter Jenny

Visual thinking and using one's imagination are skills that are often neglected in today's world. With author Peter Jenny's help, readers will learn to perceive their environment in a new way and will soon follow his lead, discovering the joy of drawing.

Drawing Techniques, the second is Peter Jenny's highly successful series of small primers on drawing, encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but challenges you to see the surrounding world with fresh eyes. Drawing Techniques takes actions such as gesticulating, touching, feeling, doodling, and moving as the starting points for putting pen to paper.

Including 90 B/W illustrations, Drawing Techniques is perfect for budding artists by encouraging the reader to get drawing, whether it is a new hobby or a long-term passion. Showing the world in a new way, it inspires visual thinking along with a fresh perspective on the everyday surroundings of the reader.

Each book in the series begins with a short introduction by Jenny and is followed by twenty-two easy exercises with each book focusing on a different aspect. In addition to Drawing Techniques, Figure Drawing focuses on the archetypal presentation of the human figure, and The Artist's Eye teaches the reader to discover art in everyday objects.


  • Condition: New
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: April 12, 2012
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN-10: 1616890541
  • ISBN-13: 9781616890544
  • Pages: 168
  • Dimensions: 4.2" in. H x .80"in. D x 6" in. W
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)


Peter Jenny is professor emeritus and chair of visual design at the famous ETH Zurich in Switzerland.