The Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques: The Step-by-step Illustrated Guide to Over 50 Drawing Techniques / Edition 1

The Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques: The Step-by-step Illustrated Guide to Over 50 Drawing Techniques / Edition 1

by Hazel Harrison, Running Press Staff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 076241894X

ISBN-13: 9780762418947

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

To draw well depends on three things: observation, knowing how you want to translate what you see, and the physical ability to draw what you want. Here’s a complete course in the art of drawing, from core sections on pencil and pastel to the more esoteric techniques of sfumato and gestural drawing. More than 50 drawing techniques are shown in clear,

Overview

To draw well depends on three things: observation, knowing how you want to translate what you see, and the physical ability to draw what you want. Here’s a complete course in the art of drawing, from core sections on pencil and pastel to the more esoteric techniques of sfumato and gestural drawing. More than 50 drawing techniques are shown in clear, detailed, step-by-step photography, plus a comprehensive overview of digital drawing techniques, with directions for modifying digital drawings using a visual effects wheel. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DRAWING TECHNIQUES also features an inspirational gallery of some of the world’s finest drawings, demonstrating the full range of techniques in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762418947
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Basic Techniques and Materials
Drawing methods8
Building up color10
Choosing the right paper12
Chapter 1Monochrome Media14
Pencils and Graphite
Drawing with pencils16
Holding pencils17
Combining grades18
Charcoal
Linear drawing20
Tonal drawing22
Lifting out23
Conte
Crayons and pencils24
Working on toned paper26
Pen and Ink
Drawing implements28
Line and tone30
Brush and Ink
Drawing with a brush32
Blot drawing34
White on Black
Scraperboard36
Chapter 2Color Media38
Pastels
Drawing with pastels40
Blending and color mix42
Paper color44
Vignetting46
Paper texture48
Making corrections50
Wet brushing52
Oil Pastels
Using oil pastels54
Overlaying colors55
Blending with spirit56
Sgraffito58
Colored Pencils
Pencil choices60
Building up colors and62
Paper choices64
Transparent surfaces65
Blending66
Burnishing67
Scratching back68
Squaring up69
Frottage70
Impressing72
Water-soluble pencils74
Line and wash75
Colored Inks
Inks and markers76
Overlaying colors78
Chapter 3Mixed Media80
Line and Wash
Pen and wash82
Pencil and watercolor84
Watercolor and colored pencils86
Watercolor and pastel88
Resist Techniques
Masking fluid90
Masking tape91
Wax/oil resist92
Oil pastel and ink94
Unusual Techniques
Wash-off96
Ink and bleach98
Conte and oil bar99
Collage
Drawing over paper shapes100
Drawing with torn paper102
Home Printmaking
Handmade monoprints104
Color monoprints106
Chapter 4Digital Drawing108
The Basics
Tools and materials110
Drawing and painting media112
Beyond the Basics
Filters and effects114
Layers and selections116
Working with photographs118
Chapter 5Themes122
Basic Skills
Composition124
Keeping a sketchbook126
Choosing the medium128
The Human Figure
Weight and balance130
Seated and reclining figures132
Clothed figures134
Portrait studies136
Landscape and Urban Themes
Composing a landscape138
Trees140
Landscape details142
Buildings144
Still Life and Interiors
Still life set-ups146
Interiors as still life148
Floral still life150
Nature
Plants and flowers152
Animals and birds154
Index156
Credits160

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