Synopses & Reviews
In this book, William F. Powell teaches you the basics of drawing and beyond! Inside, you will find more than a dozen step-by-step demonstrations for rendering beautiful drawings in pencil. First the author covers the materials you will need to get started drawing. Then he presents each lesson with simple instructions and easy-to-follow steps. You will learn about creating realistic textures, taking into account basic proportions, and applying techniques that will lend depth and atmosphere to your drawings. With clear explanations of art concepts and drawing techniques, this book will be a welcome addition to any artist's library of references!
These books offer a perfect introduction to the exciting world of drawing and painting. In addition to titles that offer insight into the fundamentals of art theory, such as color and perspective, the series offers two-book introductions to drawing, acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor. Each "Book One covers a wide range of subjects along with a number of basic art concepts and techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. Each "Book Two presents more than a dozen step-by-step projects for popular subjects, from start to finish. The authors present each lesson with simple instructions and easy-to-follow steps.
About the Author
William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.