Wildlife Sketching: Pen, Pencil, Crayon and Charcoal [NOOK Book]

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For every artist who longs to capture the beauty of nature on paper, here is clear, concise instruction on creating true-to-life drawings. Author Frank Lohan, an experienced teacher, stresses perceptive study and analysis. His numerous examples illustrate how to discover the underlying geometric shapes of natural subjects, and they show how to develop sketches that form the basis of realistic compositions.
Beginning and advanced artists as well as wildlife enthusiasts will ...
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Wildlife Sketching: Pen, Pencil, Crayon and Charcoal

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Overview


For every artist who longs to capture the beauty of nature on paper, here is clear, concise instruction on creating true-to-life drawings. Author Frank Lohan, an experienced teacher, stresses perceptive study and analysis. His numerous examples illustrate how to discover the underlying geometric shapes of natural subjects, and they show how to develop sketches that form the basis of realistic compositions.
Beginning and advanced artists as well as wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate these 600 images of birds, flowers, trees, animals, reptiles, and amphibians. Step-by-step methods, explained in simple terms, offer guidance on selecting tools and materials; creating perspective drawings; employing pencil, pen, and charcoal techniques; and other approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486135595
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 759,685
  • File size: 27 MB
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Table of Contents


Introduction
1. Tools and Materials
Pencil Drawing
Pen Drawing
Paper
2. Drawing Techniques
Basic Guidelines
Pencil Techniques
Pen Techniques
Loose Drawings Versus Tight
Using a Grid to Enlarge, Reduce, or Copy
Transferring a Composition Drawing
3. Perspective Drawing
One-Point Perspective
Foreshortening
Two-Point Perspective
4. Songbirds
Basic Structure
Composition Drawings
Drawing Different Poses
Drawing Specific Birds
A Wood Thrush Drawn Three Ways
Drawing Flickers
Drawing Wrens
Drawing Robins
Action and Foreground Interest
Feathers
5. Trees
Basic Structure
Drawing Elms
Pen Sketch of a Black Locust
Isolated Trees as Sketch Subjects
Silhouettes of Trees
Leaves and Branches
Tree Trunks and Stumps
Quick Impression Sketches
Drawing Evergreen Trees
The Aerial Perspective Effect: Drawing Distance
Background Trees
Bark
Decorative Tree Parts
6. Animals
Basic Animal Structure
Sketching a Raccoon
Drawing Animals With Similar Shapes
Fur
Drawing Cats
Sketching a Chipmunk
Sketching Deer
Sketching Bears
Drawing Dogs
7. Flowers
The Structure Problem
Sketching an Iris Blossom
Sketching a Trillium
Drawing a Wood Lily
Sketching a Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Many-Petalled Flowers
Drawing a Buttercup
Drawing Goldenrod and Queen Anne's Lace
Tiny, Simplified Plant Sketches
Sketching Dried Flowers
Silhouettes of Flowers and Plants
When to Show Detail and When to Just Suggest It
8. Mushrooms
The Many Shapes of Mushrooms
A Decorative Grouping of Mushrooms
Using Ink Wash over Ink Lines
9. Water Birds
Basic Approach--Structure of Ducks
Sketching Sandpipers
The Ruffed Grouse
Sketching Herons
10. Reptiles and Amphibians
Sketching Snakes
Sketching Frogs
Drawing Turtles and Salamanders
In Summary
Bibliography
Index
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