Try your hand at drawing and bring out your inner artist as you discover your own unique style. Create your own masterpieces with projects for both beginners and experienced artists. A practical guide to learning how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels, Artist's Drawing Techniques helps you develop skills in every medium. Begin with the basics - choose and observe a subject and then figure out the composition - and then continue to sketch your masterpieces as your skills and confidence develop. After the basic principles are mastered, you will be inspired to move on to new challenges as your artistic talents blossom on your own terms. Artist's Drawing Techniques explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used, allowing you to master more than 80 techniques, from shading to blending to perspective to cross-hatching, as you follow inspirational drawing tutorials. Perfect for the beginner picking up a new hobby or the experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons with new styles, Artist's Drawing Techniques is an essential guide for unlocking your creativity.
Author: Harry Borgman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Manual by acclaimed artist contains the best information available on pencil and ink techniques, including 28 step-by-step demonstrations — many of them in full color.
Simple techniques for drawing landscapes, people and objects
Author: Grant Fuller
Publisher: North Light Books
A complete course for the can't-wait-to-get-started beginner! Got the urge to draw? What are you waiting for?! Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3 with Grant Fuller's Start Sketching & Drawing Now! Packed full of easy and fun techniques, readers will learn to create accurate and expressive likenesses of people, animals, landscapes, and objects. Suddenly rendering even something as mundane as an electrical plug will become an adventure in seeing—and as you'll discover, learning how to really see your subject is half the battle. A progressive series of lessons range from proven exercises for developing hand-eye coordination, expressive line work and keen powers of observation, to creating the illusion of depth and dimension, realistic textures, reflections and more 30 step-by-step demonstrations cover an exciting range of subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, architecture, animals and people Graphite pencil is the featured medium, but charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencils and pastels are also explored Practice is important, of course, but this expert instruction will fast forward you past many hours of trial, error and frustration. With every lesson you'll develop skills and confidence. Get started today with simple materials you may already have or can easily pick up at any major retailer. Before you know it, you'll be able to capture a wide range of subjects with artistic style and vision.
Author: William Maughan
In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.
Master the Concepts and Methods for Observing and Rendering Nature
Author: Suzanne Brooker
This beginner's guide to drawing in graphite pencil uses step-by-step exercises to teach fundamental methods for rendering all aspects of the natural landscape, with additional lessons on using charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and other media. Following in the footsteps of author, artist, and art instructor Suzanne Brooker's previous title The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, this book pairs the most universally-pursued topic for artists (drawing) with the popular subject matter of the natural landscape. Brooker breaks down landscapes into their various elements--including the earth, water, air, and trees--to convey how the fundamentals of drawing are applied to capture each aspect. Using the graphite pencil as her baseline instrument, Brooker provides you with step-by-step lessons that help you improve your rendering skills and re-create the beauty of the world outdoors. Examples from art history and contemporary masters supplement these lessons. The end result is a drawing instruction book that provides artists with everything they need to render landscapes no matter their skill level.
Practical Drawing Techniques for Rendering a Variety of Surfaces & Textures
Author: Steven Pearce
Publisher: Walter Foster
A must-have resource for graphite and charcoal artists of all skill levels. Accurately rendering surfaces and textures is one of the most challenging aspects of working with graphite pencil and charcoal. 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal provides artists with step-by-step instructions for learning how to draw a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. Opening with a general introduction to basic drawing tools, materials, and drawing techniques, each page in this comprehensive resource features two to three easy-to-follow steps demonstrating how to create each specific texture. Readers will discover tips and techniques for working in both graphite and charcoal and how to manage their differences when hatching, stippling, scumbling, blending, and more. With its breadth of coverage, easy-to-follow instruction, and helpful tips, 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal is a must-have resource for artists of all skill levels.
Author: David Lewis
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Discusses the basics of drawing, explains how to handle colored pencils, and offers advice on making pencil drawings of landscapes, people, and animals
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
DIVA complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks. Learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media. Over 100 step-by-step demonstrations show ways of tackling tricky subjects. Includes tips on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace./div
An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants
Author: Sarah Simblet
Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
Your Step by Step Guide to Drawing and Sketching in Pencil, Ink, Charcoal, Pastel, Or Colored Pencil
Author: Quarto Publishing
"Your step-by-step guide to drawing and sketching in pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil"--Cover.
Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists
Author: Kate Wilson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative 'category killer' approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists. The book's up-to-date approach is a far cry from the dry instructions and dated artwork that feature in more traditional art books. In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Drawing and Painting places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, encompassing drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles. Covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics, specially commissioned photography and artwork accompanies step-bystep techniques, while profiles of contemporary artists provide insight into various working methods, materials and techniques. Acknowledging the growing interest in digital tools as a medium, information is provided throughout the book on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.
Author: Vic Bearcroft
Publisher: Search PressLtd
A guide to drawing and painting wild animals concentrates on capturing their personality and distinctive features and includes six step-by-step projects and instruction in pastels, acrylics, colored pencils, watercolor, and charcoal.
Author: Nathan Fowkes
Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing portraits in charcoal not only accessible, but also a real pleasure! From stocking the best supplies to using them effectively, and composing a portrait while avoiding common mistakes, How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes will place you firmly on the path to producing the charcoal portraits you've dreamed of creating. His easy-to-follow tips, in-depth tutorials, and valuable exercises make this guide your first step toward building an understanding and appreciation for every face you draw. This handy book will equip you with the skills to capture them in beautiful charcoal fashion.
Discover Your "inner Artist" as You Learn to Draw Portraits in Graphite
Author: Lance Richlin
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Learn to draw amazingly realistic portraits in seven easy stages This book is the perfect guide for creating lifelike representations of the human head in graphite. Experienced artist Lance Richlin begins by explaining drawing tools and materials, shading techniques, and the important anatomical structures of the head. Following these basics, he shows how to light the subject, block in and render each feature of the face, and address a variety of expressions-from subtle smiles to toothy grins. Then he guides the reader through four impressive projects, showing how to develop a lifelike head drawing in seven simple stages: the lay-in, plumb lines, volume, outline, tonal pattern, value, and finishing. Readers also will find an in-depth troubleshooting section to help them identify and solve any problems that lessen the realism and accuracy of their drawings. In an age full of technological shortcuts, this book emphasizes drawing from life and seeks to preserve the methods of the old masters.
A Complete Guide
Author: Giovanni Civardi
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Offers instructions on the techniques of drawing portraits, clothed figures, hands and feet, scenery, and nudes, along with a primer on the importance of light and shade.
Author: Moira Huntly
Publisher: A&C Black
These instructional drawing books have a highly visual and practical approach. With the aid of step-by-step drawings, the authors - all professional artists or teachers - explain clearly and concisely how to use pencil, pen and ink, Conte and charcoal.
The Definitive Guide to Painting and Drawing
Author: Simon Jennings
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The practical, accessible painting and drawing guidance that made The Artist's Manual and The New Artist's Manual beloved classics now returns in a new ebook. With the same breadth of content as the originals, this updated version is packed with easy to follow instructions, including comprehensive information about all varieties of materials and tools, along with hundreds of critical techniques for mastering composition, color, line, tone, and more. Copiously illustrated in 1,300 color photos and examples from working artists, this new edition is the definitive guide for artists of every skill level looking to begin, develop, and perfect their skills. The Complete Artist's Manual is today's essential studio companion.
In Your Drawing and Painting
Author: Michael Warr
This invaluable book teaches artists how to manipulate any medium-pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, oils or acrylics-to produce realistic textures and patterns. Readers will learn how to create everything from shiny metal to gnarled bark, while retaining the freshness of their work. Step-by-step demonstrations cover a wide variety of techniques, including: bull; Random cross hatching bull; Continuous shading bull; Detailed line and tone work bull; Blending and knife painting There are also specific tips and tricks for applying this knowledge to all the major subject categories, including still life, animals, landscapes, portraits and buildings. Michael Warr has been teaching painting for more than 33 years and has a fine art degree from Coventry College of Art in England. He lives in the United Kingdom.
Essential Skills for Every Artist
Author: Barrington Barber
Publisher: Arcturus Pub
This comprehensive drawing manual is an invaluable guide for beginners, improvers and established draughtsmen.
Author: Jack Hamm
Instructions for drawing and painting still-life art, beginning with basic skills and progressing to advanced techniques.