Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes: Seascapes Landscapes

Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes: Seascapes Landscapes

by Jack Hamm


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Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes: Seascapes Landscapes by Jack Hamm

The how-to handbook that exactly explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, succesful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching with the most complex renderings to give every artist, beginner or professional, essential scenery drawing techniques.

More than 900 diagrams, pictorial explanations, and pictures

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399508066
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1988
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 496,803
Product dimensions: 8.15(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Basics of Scenery Drawing
Choosing a "Bounded Space" for a Scene1
The Horizontal Rectangle1
"Commanding" the Observer's Attention2
The Focal Point2
The Focal Area2
The Relation of Boundaries to the Interior3
The Ways of Dividing Space4
The Principles of Good Space Division5
Creating a Travel Experience for the Eye6
Charting the Eye's Course7
Principles that Help in Scenery Drawing and Painting8
Relating Three Shapes-One to the Other9
The Principle of "The Threes"10
Telling the Picture Story11
The Entering Point in a Picture11
"Follow-through" in a Picture12
Basic Follow-throughs12
Follow-through and Depth Perception13
Interior Parenthesis13
Overcoming the Blank Page (More on Good Space Division)14
Comprehension Factors in a Picture16
Co-active Follow-through17
Experiment in Comprehension18
Emotional Response18
Pencils and Papers20
The Importance of Form22
Base Lines of a Picture24
Ground Value Variances25
Uneven Earthen Contours26
Principle of the "Take-up" Line27
"Creating" Distance30
Depth and Distance32
Contrasting Values34
Expectations from Different Values36
Putting Subject Matter out of Mind38
Leaning Toward the Abstract40
The Willingness to Explore41
Drawing Trees and Foliage
Tree Trunks42
Tree-a Bold Beginning43
Tree Pointers43
"Painting" with a Pencil44
Tree Talk with Illustrations46
Base Lines48
Struggling Trees50
Twenty Drawings of the Same Tree52
Trees and Their Appearance54
Drawing Rocks and Mountains
Edges and Surfaces in Rock Drawing56
Drawing Larger Sections of Rock57
Field Trips for Rock Sketching58
Drawing Rocks Within a Given Space59
Variations Inside the Same Outline60
Rock Drawing in Other Media61
Simple "Flat Lead" Sketches62
Creating Rocky Landscapes in Miniature63
Elementary Rock Compositions64
Interesting Patterns in Rock65
Rock-the Unchangeable Model in Art66
The Stone Colossus67
Drawing Mountain Ranges-an A-B-C Method68
Construction Experiment with Mountain Peaks70
A Mountain Abstraction71
Drawing Clouds and Skies
Simplifying Cloud Drawing72
Cloud Treatments74
Cloud Formations76
Sunsets and Sunrises78
Morning and Evening Skies80
Diagram of Cloud Types81
Dramatic Cloud Backgrounds82
Semi-abstract Skies83
More Cloud Effects84
Giving Clouds Dimension85
Moonlight Scenes86
Strong Winds88
Wind and Snow88
The Upsweep Wind89
Wind and Sand89
Drawing Water: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Falls
Reflections in Water90
Reflections Under Various Conditions91
Drawing Water Surfaces92
Puddles and Reflections93
Nighttime Reflections93
Lighthouses and Water94
Lake and Ocean Reflections95
Water Talk96
Charting the Course of a Wave98
Analyzing Waves99
Great Waves of the Sea100
Where There's Water102
Angry and Peaceful Waters104
Drawing Waterfalls105
More on Waterfalls106
Niagara Falls and Stairstep Falls107
Drawing Snow and Ice108
Drawing Buildings, Large and Small
Houses in Scenery Drawing110
A House Is Built in a Minute111
Planes, Values and Forms112
A Few Suggested Techniques113
Putting Buildings Together114
Drawing Towns and Villages115
Loose Sketching and Tonal Drawing116
Crowded Shacks in a Slum117
Different Approaches to Structural Drawing118
Recording Planes and Values119

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Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes: Seascapes Landscapes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JeffreyMO More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I've found on compositional layout. From focal point and area, to ways of dividing space, creating distance and more, this book is a gem for it's age. Its copyright is 1972 by Jack Hamm. I swear by this book and use it in several works, preliminary sketches as well as finishing touches. I'm lost without it's genius, no-nonsense approach. You won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't be turned off by the lack of pretty pictures. This book contains more valuable information in the first 10 pages than most other lavish books have in 100 pages of pictures and text. A valuable reference for composing landscapes for watercolor.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
No non sense, right to the roots.. grab your pencil or charcoal and just do it!