Draw and Sketch Landscapes: Sketch with Confidence in 6 Steps or Less

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: North Light Books
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As this hands-on book demonstrates, anyone with a pencil, a sketchbook and the will to learn can achieve amazing drawings simply by focusing on the fundamentals. Centered around a range of popular landscape subjects, including trees, seascapes and farmland, 20 practical drawing exercises lead artists through basic techniques while providing simple methods for mastering challenging landscape elements. Each exercise breaks down a finished drawing into six simple steps that give artists the opportunity to follow the drawing step-by-step from beginning to end. Exercises feature a range of drawing media, including charcoal, chalk, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. In addition, artists will find ample tips, suggestions and explanations to help them avoid mistakes and build their skills quickly. Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes in flowers and landscapes in watercolor and pastel. A selection of her paintings can be seen on popular greeting cards sold throughout the United States and Europe. Janet also teaches watercolor painting and drawing through classes and workshops in the U.K. and abroad. She lives in Grantham, England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Getting Startedp. 6
The Fundamentalsp. 8
Simple Shapesp. 10
Country lanep. 12
Tonal Valuesp. 18
Mountain viewp. 20
Shallow riverp. 24
Other Monochrome Mediumsp. 28
Farm roadp. 30
Arizona landscapep. 34
Using Colorp. 38
Pumpkin fieldp. 40
Poppy fieldp. 46
Red cliffsp. 52
Perspectivep. 56
Snowy lanep. 58
Compositionp. 62
Waterfallp. 64
Pond and hawthorn bushp. 68
Focus on Landscapesp. 74
Trees and Skiesp. 76
Palm treesp. 78
Trees in a cornfieldp. 84
Trees and gatep. 88
Shadows and Reflectionsp. 92
Sunset over waterp. 94
Reflections in still waterp. 98
Media technique directoryp. 102
Suppliers listp. 110
Indexp. 111
Creditsp. 112
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