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Anyone who has mastered the art of writing can learn to draw, according to this accomplished artist and author of several fine art books. Confident that most people have the ability to express themselves artistically once they have acquired the right techniques, Richmond offers his tried-and-true methods of drawing and composition in this easy-to-follow guide.
"The short road to success" begins with a brush. Richmond advises novices to forego the use of a pencil, since it demands a higher degree of accuracy than the beginner possesses. When a brush is used, the ink glides over the paper easily and is more likely to bring desired results. Starting with simple lines and curves, then moving on to various elementsfrom clouds and trees to castles and cottagesRichmond offers exercises to train the eyes and hand to work together. In step-by-step pictorial sequences, he effectively illustrates how to construct a successful landscape, offers tips on perspectiveand even uses several great works of art for lessons in composition. Invaluable for students and teachers, this guide will help artists at every level bring landscapes to life.
In this step-by-step introduction to composition, the author guides budding artists to focus on basic drawing techniques. And "the short road to success" begins with a brush. Starting with simple lines, then moving on to landscape elements from clouds and trees to castles and cottages Richmond offers exercises to train the eyes and hand to work together.
In this step-by-step introduction to composition, the author offers effective exercises to teach budding artists simple drawing techniques, using a brush to create landscape elements from clouds and trees to castles and cottages.
Table of Contents
PrefaceSimple lines and curvesElementary space fillingAdvanced space fillingElliptical formsCloud compositionsOld castles and cottagesCoast subjectsRoad scenes and treesRiversBridgesHills and MountainsMiscellaneousFamous pictures