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Title:
Sketching : planning and drawing
Author:
Wiffen, Valerie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A Quarto book"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806924373
Format :
Book

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Hamburg Library NC730 .W484 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

No one draws perfect pictures without first going through a process of trial and error. But the more you know about tools and techniques, the better your work will ultimately be. Improve your abilities, skill by skill, with these easy-to-follow drawing exercises. Each one teaches a specific area of expertise, while leaving you enough room to exercise creativity and make the drawing your own.-- Learn, In detail, the difference between various types of papers, pens, crayons, and paints.-- Evaluate the pros and cons of different viewpoints and formats.-- Use perspective intelligently and imaginatively.-- See how your use of form, space, and tone can an interesting play of light and shadow, and add fine details for a realistic effect.-- Sketch and draw figures early on, and explore color usage in several media.-- Capture line and movement with rapid line drawing.-- Work on a fascinating mix of projects, from portraits to still lifes: each one includes a materials list, as well as hints, corrections, and guidance each step of the way.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Using "drawing" and "sketching" synonymously, these two books complement each other nicely. Drawing for Beginners is a straightforward manual on the essentials of pencil and pens, charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte. The usual animals, birds, people, landscapes, and buildings are covered. The strength of the book is its gathering of several contributing artists and the resulting broad variety of styles and techniques. Sketching presumes a certain level of skill and builds from there. Graphite and charcoal sketching are quickly superseded by the sophisticated color and movement available from oil pastel, aquarelle pencils, and watercolor wash. Both are recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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