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How to Draw Buildings: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners with 10 Projects
     

How to Draw Buildings: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners with 10 Projects

by Ian Sidaway
 

Aimed at absolute beginners, this essential guide provides the technical tricks of the trade—the “building blocks”—needed to portray structures from country churches to city skylines. All it takes is 10 easy and fully illustrated lessons to master linear perspective, proportion, and composition, and to capture the texture of materials such as

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Aimed at absolute beginners, this essential guide provides the technical tricks of the trade—the “building blocks”—needed to portray structures from country churches to city skylines. All it takes is 10 easy and fully illustrated lessons to master linear perspective, proportion, and composition, and to capture the texture of materials such as brick, stone, concrete, wood, glass, and steel. Draw a simple weathered wooden bungalow using graphite pencil. An old-fashioned church, with corner lines that converge at 2 vanishing points and different elevations, makes the perfect subject for illustrating 2-point perspective. Bring color into the picture in an image of a brightly painted Italian fishing cottage. Other demonstrations focus on architectural details, combining tools and techniques, and more.

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Library Journal
Sidaway (The Instant Artist) has a good track record with art books for beginners, and here is a brief yet substantial one. He's particularly good at training an artist's eye for buildings, the kind of sensibility that allowed Andrew Wyeth to make such good use of plain vernacular farm structures. Sidaway's drawing tools include graphite pencil and stick, pastel pencils, charcoal, chalk, and pen and ink. In ten lessons he teaches linear perspective (including two-point perspective), proportion, composition, and how to capture such textures as brick, stone, concrete, wood, glass, and steel. Recommended for general collections. For the same subject using watercolors, see Richard Taylor's The Watercolorist's Guide to Painting Buildings. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843306016
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
How to Draw Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.34(d)

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