Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes: Seascapes Landscapes

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The how-to handbook that exactly explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, succesful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching with the most complex renderings to give every artist, beginner or professional, essential scenery drawing techniques.

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Overview

The how-to handbook that exactly explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, succesful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching with the most complex renderings to give every artist, beginner or professional, essential scenery drawing techniques.

More than 900 diagrams, pictorial explanations, and pictures

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399508066
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1988
  • Series: Perigee Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 393,534
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Basics of Scenery Drawing
Choosing a "Bounded Space" for a Scene 1
The Horizontal Rectangle 1
"Commanding" the Observer's Attention 2
The Focal Point 2
The Focal Area 2
The Relation of Boundaries to the Interior 3
The Ways of Dividing Space 4
The Principles of Good Space Division 5
Creating a Travel Experience for the Eye 6
Charting the Eye's Course 7
Principles that Help in Scenery Drawing and Painting 8
Relating Three Shapes-One to the Other 9
The Principle of "The Threes" 10
Telling the Picture Story 11
The Entering Point in a Picture 11
"Follow-through" in a Picture 12
Basic Follow-throughs 12
Follow-through and Depth Perception 13
Interior Parenthesis 13
Overcoming the Blank Page (More on Good Space Division) 14
Comprehension Factors in a Picture 16
Co-active Follow-through 17
Experiment in Comprehension 18
Emotional Response 18
Pencils and Papers 20
The Importance of Form 22
Base Lines of a Picture 24
Ground Value Variances 25
Uneven Earthen Contours 26
Principle of the "Take-up" Line 27
Cross-sectioning 28
"Creating" Distance 30
Depth and Distance 32
Contrasting Values 34
Expectations from Different Values 36
Putting Subject Matter out of Mind 38
Leaning Toward the Abstract 40
The Willingness to Explore 41
Drawing Trees and Foliage
Tree Trunks 42
Tree-a Bold Beginning 43
Tree Pointers 43
"Painting" with a Pencil 44
Tree Talk with Illustrations 46
Base Lines 48
Struggling Trees 50
Twenty Drawings of the Same Tree 52
Trees and Their Appearance 54
Drawing Rocks and Mountains
Edges and Surfaces in Rock Drawing 56
Drawing Larger Sections of Rock 57
Field Trips for Rock Sketching 58
Drawing Rocks Within a Given Space 59
Variations Inside the Same Outline 60
Rock Drawing in Other Media 61
Simple "Flat Lead" Sketches 62
Creating Rocky Landscapes in Miniature 63
Elementary Rock Compositions 64
Interesting Patterns in Rock 65
Rock-the Unchangeable Model in Art 66
The Stone Colossus 67
Drawing Mountain Ranges-an A-B-C Method 68
Construction Experiment with Mountain Peaks 70
A Mountain Abstraction 71
Drawing Clouds and Skies
Simplifying Cloud Drawing 72
Cloud Treatments 74
Cloud Formations 76
Sunsets and Sunrises 78
Morning and Evening Skies 80
Diagram of Cloud Types 81
Dramatic Cloud Backgrounds 82
Semi-abstract Skies 83
More Cloud Effects 84
Giving Clouds Dimension 85
Moonlight Scenes 86
Strong Winds 88
Wind and Snow 88
The Upsweep Wind 89
Wind and Sand 89
Drawing Water: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Falls
Reflections in Water 90
Reflections Under Various Conditions 91
Drawing Water Surfaces 92
Puddles and Reflections 93
Nighttime Reflections 93
Lighthouses and Water 94
Lake and Ocean Reflections 95
Water Talk 96
Charting the Course of a Wave 98
Analyzing Waves 99
Great Waves of the Sea 100
Where There's Water 102
Angry and Peaceful Waters 104
Drawing Waterfalls 105
More on Waterfalls 106
Niagara Falls and Stairstep Falls 107
Drawing Snow and Ice 108
Drawing Buildings, Large and Small
Houses in Scenery Drawing 110
A House Is Built in a Minute 111
Planes, Values and Forms 112
A Few Suggested Techniques 113
Putting Buildings Together 114
Drawing Towns and Villages 115
Loose Sketching and Tonal Drawing 116
Crowded Shacks in a Slum 117
Different Approaches to Structural Drawing 118
Recording Planes and Values 119
Index 120
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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Fantastic Drawing Tool

    This is the best book I've found on compositional layout. From focal point and area, to ways of dividing space, creating distance and more, this book is a gem for it's age. Its copyright is 1972 by Jack Hamm. I swear by this book and use it in several works, preliminary sketches as well as finishing touches. I'm lost without it's genius, no-nonsense approach. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    Great Landscape Drawing book

    Don't be turned off by the lack of pretty pictures. This book contains more valuable information in the first 10 pages than most other lavish books have in 100 pages of pictures and text. A valuable reference for composing landscapes for watercolor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2004

    The one book to have if you can have only one!

    No non sense, right to the roots.. grab your pencil or charcoal and just do it!

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