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From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every basic skill as well as more challenging lessons for the developing artist. Inspiring and instructive images fill the pages, vividly revealing the intricacies of each technique. The artist's journey begins with the tools of the trade, and here is complete coverage on using graphite, charcoal, chalks, colored pencils, and pastels, as well as information on papers and liquid techniques. There's advice on how to gain pencil control select a theme, draw with grids, achieve harmony in composition, and balance the image. Exercises teach shading and tone; contrasts and volume effects; stumping and contouring; and depth effects. Find out how to mix and work with color, and do hatching, and optical effects, scratching, and figure, a landscape on gray tone paper, an interior using a white-on-white technique, a still life with chiaroscuro, an interior patio in wash, and many others you'll be proud to show.

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Created specifically for the novice artist, this basic guide helps those who have never before dabbled in drawing to master the fundamental techniques. Readers will learn how to capture still lifes, human figures, animals, and landscapes, and create perfect lighting and shading. Beautifully illustrated in color, Drawing for Beginners covers tools, preparation, the creation of simple shapes, and 23 practical, step-by-step exercises.

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From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and colour to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every basic skill as well as more challenging lessons for the developing artist.

Synopsis:

From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every skill a developing artist needs. Inspiring and instructive images vividly reveal the intricacies of techniques such as shading, tone, contrasts, stumping, contouring; depth effects, and more. Guided drawings include a charcoal of a nude, landscape on gray tone paper, and still life with chiaroscuro.

About the Author

David Sanmiguel is an editor and designer of more than 25 art instruction books. He has also worked as an art critic for various national newspapers in Spain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402709326
Manufactured:
Sterling Publishing Company
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing (NY)
Manufactured by:
Sterling Publishing Company
Manufactured:
Sterling Publishing Company
Author:
Sterling Publishing Company
Author:
Sanmiguel, David
Location:
New York, NY : Sterling Pub.
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-JUVY PRESCHOOL
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-696
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Created specifically for the novice artist, this basic guide helps those who have never before dabbled in drawing to master the fundamental techniques. Readers will learn how to capture still lifes, human figures, animals, and landscapes, and create perfect lighting and shading. Beautifully illustrated in color, Drawing for Beginners covers tools, preparation, the creation of simple shapes, and 23 practical, step-by-step exercises.
"Synopsis" by , From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and colour to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every basic skill as well as more challenging lessons for the developing artist.
"Synopsis" by ,
From achieving those first professional strokes to mastering composition, lighting, and color to finishing beautiful still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, here, in one volume, is a course that covers every skill a developing artist needs. Inspiring and instructive images vividly reveal the intricacies of techniques such as shading, tone, contrasts, stumping, contouring; depth effects, and more. Guided drawings include a charcoal of a nude, landscape on gray tone paper, and still life with chiaroscuro.

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