Successful Sketching

Successful Sketching

Book - 2001 | 1st pbk. ed. --
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No one creates perfect pictures without going through a process of trial and error. But the more you know about tools and techniques, the more successful your work will be, and that's what this very basic, richly illustrated manual will teach you. Improve your abilities, skill by skill, with easy-to-follow artistic exercises that demonstrate specific areas of expertise and encourage creativity. Understand the differences between various types of papers, pens, crayons, and paints; evaluate the pros and cons of several viewpoints and formats; and use perspective imaginatively.  Manipulate light and shadow, add fine details for a realistic effect, and explore color. Capture line and movement, and master figure drawing early on. This fascinating mix of projects ranges from portraits to still lifes.


"Recommended."-- Library Journal

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2001
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781402730603
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Jun 06, 2016

I thought this was going to be more of a step by step in the author will help the amateur artist to recognize shapes and from those shapes get to a reasonable drawing. I was disappointed.

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