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How to Draw and Paint Trains Like a Pro (Motorbooks Studio)

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Publisher Comments:

From the steam engines that defined America's Industrial Age to the streamlined masterpieces of the Art Deco era and the diesels rocketing through our modern days, trains have again and again tested the industrial designer's art. This book shows casual doodlers and serious rail artists alike how to capture the magic of these design icons with pencil and paper. In this new addition to the Motorbooks Studio series, renowned rail illustrator Mitch Markovitz explains the principles needed to draw steam, diesel, and electric locomotives and their trains. He describes the key components of the process--from choosing tools to rendering perspective and proportion, and effectively capturing color and light. Illustrated throughout with examples of the author's work, this book is the ultimate resource for railfans with an interest in rendering these behemoths of American industry.

Synopsis:

A pro shows how to draw trains of every kind, with illustrations and guidance on choosing tools and rendering perspective, proportion, color, and light.

About the Author

Mitch Markovitz is a professional illustrator and fine artist best known for his “Just Around the Corner” series of posters depicting the South Shore Line in northwest Indiana. He is also known for his series of paintings from the “Postcards from My 10-Year Vacation” series in New York City. Mitch was the first painter to exhibit fine art at the New York City Transit Museum. He resides in Knox, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One                A Quick History of Railroad Art and Illustration

Chapter Two                Inside Your Grip: Tools and Equipment

Chapter Three              Getting Started: Your Inspiration

Chapter Four                Perspective

Chapter Five                Ellipses and Axes

Chapter Six                  Proportion

Chapter Seven Sketching and Line Quality

Chapter Eight               Light Source

Chapter Nine                Terrain

Chapter Ten                 People

Chapter Eleven Bells and Whistles (and a Headlight)

Chapter Twelve            Making Color Work

Chapter Thirteen           Lettering

Chapter Fourteen         Working with Airbrushes

Chapter Fifteen A Painting in a Day

Chapter Sixteen            Markers and the Hind End

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760329276
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
Art
Foreword by:
Schafer, Mike
Foreword:
Schafer, Mike
Author:
Markovitz, Mitch
Author:
Schafer, Mike
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Subject:
Art -- Technique.
Subject:
Railroads in art
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Subject:
Railroad
Subject:
railway
Subject:
Locomotives
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Motorbooks Studio
Publication Date:
20090918
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
134 color and 72 b/w photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.63 x 8.25 in 1.13 lb

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How to Draw and Paint Trains Like a Pro (Motorbooks Studio)
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A pro shows how to draw trains of every kind, with illustrations and guidance on choosing tools and rendering perspective, proportion, color, and light.

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