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Artist's Drawing Techniques : Discover How to Draw Landscapes, People, Still Lifes and More, in Pencil, Charcoal, Pen and Pastel -  DK

Artist's Drawing Techniques

Discover How to Draw Landscapes, People, Still Lifes and More, in Pencil, Charcoal, Pen and Pastel

By: DK (Created by)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2017
ISBN: 9780241255988
Number Of Pages: 304

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Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists. Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing for pleasure, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Turn your hand to over 80 artist's techniques including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, and pastels.

Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. Take on creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and stunning feature drawings to showcase every artistic technique and guide you on your way. Unlock your creative potential with Artist's Drawing Techniques.

1: The basics

1: Getting started 2: Aspects of drawing 3: Drawing from observation and imagination 4: Drawing inside and outside 5: Composition 6: Perspective and measuring 7: Sketchbooks 8: Vocabulary of colour 9: Choosing a medium

2: Pencil

1: Drawing with pencil 2: Pencil and graphite 3: Pencil supports 4: Beginner techniques

1: Basic mark-making 2: Negative space 3: Hatching and cross-hatching 4: Weight of line 5: Showcase drawing

5: Intermediate techniques

1: Linear compositions 2: Contouring 3D forms 3: Soft tones 4: Creating depth 5: Pattern and repetition 6: Showcase drawing

6: Advanced techniques

1: Drawing with an eraser 2: Masking and stencilling 3: Fur and hair 4: Layering graphite 5: Reflective and transparent surfaces 6: Showcase drawing



3: Charcoal

1: Drawing with charcoal 2: Charcoal 3: Charcoal supports 4: Beginner techniques

1: Gesture drawing 2: Shadow shapes 3: Smudged tone 4: Subtractive tone 5: Judging tonal value 6: Showcase drawing

5: Intermediate techniques

1: Mass and volume 2: Mid-tone papers 3: Chiaroscuro 4: Tonal compositions 5: Stippling 6: Showcase drawing

7: Advanced techniques

1: Aerial perspective 2: Layered drawing 3: Portraits 4: Creating atmosphere 5: Combining charcoals 6: Showcase drawing



4: Pen and Ink

1: Drawing with pen and ink 2: Ink pens 3: Inks and other materials 4: Beginner techniques

1: Making marks 2: Line quality 3: Line width and direction 4: Hatching and cross-hatching 5: Stippling 6: Showcase drawing

5: Intermediate techniques

1: Scribbling 2: Varying density 3: Adding water 4: Textured papers 5: Line and wash 6: Showcase drawing

7: Advanced techniques

1: Blending and softening 2: Layering with marker pens 3: Using coloured inks 4: Expressive texture 5: Correcting mistakes 6: Showcase drawing



5: Coloured pencil

1: Drawing with coloured pencil 2: Coloured pencil 3: Supports and other materials 4: Beginner techniques

1: Colour theory into practice 2: Mark-making for effect 3: Monochrome 4: Order of drawing 5: Using a limited palette 6: Showcase drawing

5: Intermediate techniques

1: Optical mixing 2: Warm and cool colours 3: Complementary colours 4: Coloured papers 5: Surface textures 6: Showcase drawing

7: Advanced techniques

1: Skin tones 2: Mixed media 3: Water-soluble pencils 4: Showcase drawing



6: Pastel

1: Drawing with pastel 2: Pastels 3: Pastels and other materials 4: Pastel supports 5: Beginner techniques

1: Mark-making in colour 1 2: Mark-making in colour 2 3: Using water-soluble pastels 4: Varying pressure 5: Layering versus blending 6: Understanding value 7: Feathering 8: Blocking in 9: Lightening colours 10: Darkening colours 11: Mixing neutrals 12: Mixing greens 13: Showcase drawing

6: Intermediate techniques

1: Paper texture 2: Using coloured papers 3: Complementary colours 4: Layering 5: Using fixative creatively 6: Working with edges 7: Creating aerial perspective 8: Fur and hair texture 9: Warm and cool colours 10: Expressive effects 11: Showcase drawing

7: Advanced techniques

1: Scumbling 2: Creating a visual focus 3: Working with shadows 4: Drawing people on the move 5: Impressionistic buildings 6: Textured surfaces 7: Skin tones 8: Drawing water 9: Moving to abstraction 10: Showcase drawing

ISBN: 9780241255988
ISBN-10: 0241255988
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st July 2017
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 22.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.58
Edition Number: 1

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