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The Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques

by Hazel Harrison
     
 

Detailed photographic sequences explore pencil, charcoal, pen and technical pen techniques, including shading, building up, blending, hatching, highlighting, stippling and more. Colored pencils, chalks, pastels, and pen and ink are also covered with inspirational pictures across a full range of subject matter, including landscapes, buildings, figures, animals,

Overview


Detailed photographic sequences explore pencil, charcoal, pen and technical pen techniques, including shading, building up, blending, hatching, highlighting, stippling and more. Colored pencils, chalks, pastels, and pen and ink are also covered with inspirational pictures across a full range of subject matter, including landscapes, buildings, figures, animals, flowers and still life. Techniques are discussed in detail including layering, feathering, burnishing, linear marks and pointillism. The use of paint and brushes is less obvious in a book on drawing, but there are some techniques in which the brush is used to create a line, or to infill a linear shape. These techniques are discussed as well with Gallery examples shown throughout to act as inspiration for the practicing artist. Sequences on mixed media, keeping a sketchbook and digital drawing are included too, making this book an invaluable addition to any artists book shelves.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
02/01/2015
Every single page of this handbook by artist Harrison is loaded with helpful images and just enough written description to further illuminate the techniques being shown. Sharp close-ups of specific instruments and materials help start the reader off, while detailed sequential procedural photographs guide learners through step-by-step exercises. Harrison presents more than 50 techniques for monochrome and color drawing and every type of drawing media, including mixed media; she also demonstrates some lesser-known techniques such as scratchboards and the use of bleach. A chapter on digital methods has been added to this updated version of a classic drawing how-to book, originally released in 2004. A final chapter on themes is essentially a gallery of successfully completed drawings in a wide variety of styles by many different artists. VERDICT Beginning hobbyist artists and intermediate artists will find much of interest here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782212256
Publisher:
Search Press, Limited
Publication date:
01/13/2015
Series:
Search Press Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,106,212
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.

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