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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762418947
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Basic Techniques and Materials
Drawing methods 8
Building up color 10
Choosing the right paper 12
Chapter 1 Monochrome Media 14
Pencils and Graphite
Drawing with pencils 16
Holding pencils 17
Combining grades 18
Linear drawing 20
Tonal drawing 22
Lifting out 23
Crayons and pencils 24
Working on toned paper 26
Pen and Ink
Drawing implements 28
Line and tone 30
Brush and Ink
Drawing with a brush 32
Blot drawing 34
White on Black
Scraperboard 36
Chapter 2 Color Media 38
Drawing with pastels 40
Blending and color mix 42
Paper color 44
Vignetting 46
Paper texture 48
Making corrections 50
Wet brushing 52
Oil Pastels
Using oil pastels 54
Overlaying colors 55
Blending with spirit 56
Sgraffito 58
Colored Pencils
Pencil choices 60
Building up colors and 62
Paper choices 64
Transparent surfaces 65
Blending 66
Burnishing 67
Scratching back 68
Squaring up 69
Frottage 70
Impressing 72
Water-soluble pencils 74
Line and wash 75
Colored Inks
Inks and markers 76
Overlaying colors 78
Chapter 3 Mixed Media 80
Line and Wash
Pen and wash 82
Pencil and watercolor 84
Watercolor and colored pencils 86
Watercolor and pastel 88
Resist Techniques
Masking fluid 90
Masking tape 91
Wax/oil resist 92
Oil pastel and ink 94
Unusual Techniques
Wash-off 96
Ink and bleach 98
Conte and oil bar 99
Drawing over paper shapes 100
Drawing with torn paper 102
Home Printmaking
Handmade monoprints 104
Color monoprints 106
Chapter 4 Digital Drawing 108
The Basics
Tools and materials 110
Drawing and painting media 112
Beyond the Basics
Filters and effects 114
Layers and selections 116
Working with photographs 118
Chapter 5 Themes 122
Basic Skills
Composition 124
Keeping a sketchbook 126
Choosing the medium 128
The Human Figure
Weight and balance 130
Seated and reclining figures 132
Clothed figures 134
Portrait studies 136
Landscape and Urban Themes
Composing a landscape 138
Trees 140
Landscape details 142
Buildings 144
Still Life and Interiors
Still life set-ups 146
Interiors as still life 148
Floral still life 150
Plants and flowers 152
Animals and birds 154
Index 156
Credits 160
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