Draw and Sketch - Landscapes

Draw and Sketch - Landscapes

by Janet Whittle




Draw & Sketch: Landscapes

By Janet Whittle

As this hands-on book demonstrates, anyone with a pencil, a sketchbook and the will to learn can achieve amazing drawings simply by focusing on the fundamentals.

Centered around a range of popular landscape subjects, including trees, seascapes and farmland, 20 practical drawing exercises lead artists through basic techniques while providing simple methods for mastering challenging landscape elements.

Each exercise breaks down a finished drawing into six simple steps that give artists the opportunity to follow the drawing step-by-step from beginning to end.

Exercises feature a range of drawing media, including charcoal, chalk, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. In addition, artists will find ample tips, suggestions and explanations to help them avoid mistakes and build their skills quickly.

Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes in flowers and landscapes in watercolor and pastel. A selection of her paintings can be seen on popular greeting cards sold throughout the United States and Europe. Janet also teaches watercolor painting and drawing through classes and workshops in the U.K. and abroad. She lives in Grantham, England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581803099
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Series: Draw and Sketch Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started6
The Fundamentals8
Simple Shapes10
Country lane12
Tonal Values18
Mountain view20
Shallow river24
Other Monochrome Mediums28
Farm road30
Arizona landscape34
Using Color38
Pumpkin field40
Poppy field46
Red cliffs52
Snowy lane58
Pond and hawthorn bush68
Focus on Landscapes74
Trees and Skies76
Palm trees78
Trees in a cornfield84
Trees and gate88
Shadows and Reflections92
Sunset over water94
Reflections in still water98
Media technique directory102
Suppliers list110

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