The Artist – March 2021
Delayed by the events of 2020, this is the first in a series from Search Press that looks at new and innovative techniques. Robert’s 30 years’ experience in the creative industries now sees him working as a fine artist, tutor and regular contributor to The Artist, but he also has a background in graphic design and illustration. This mixture of skills makes for exciting, but well-explained work – perfect for a book of this kind. Subject-specific books on drawing are fairly thin on the ground, so this comes with a lot of expectations, but should certainly not disappoint. The only reservation would be that, if you’re looking for a gentler, more placid approach…well, the title gives it away. Materials include graphite, charcoal, acrylics, inks and pastel and subjects range from rocks and mountains to water, trees and structures. This is an exciting book that will challenge and reward you both creatively and technically.
— Henry Malt