Subtitle A complete guide to essential drawing techniques and fundamentals
Description Description Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts offers the fundamental information beginning artists need to kick off their creative pursuits in graphite pencil.
Featuring in-depth instruction on composition, value, creating textures, using and manipulating photo references, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts
is the perfect guide for you as a beginning or intermediate artist
. After an introduction to art tools and materials and very basic techniques, four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and helpful demonstrations that illustrate important art concepts and techniques.
You will also find an impressive and varied selection of step-by-step projects
to re-create, including still lifes, flowers, animals, landscapes, and portraits in the four sections.
- Values: Covers shapes, form, the light source, how to create depth, and the elements of design.
- Dynamic Compositions: Discusses viewpoint, the golden mean, symmetry and asymmetry, focal points, landscapes, and negative space.
- Realistic Textures: Focuses on rendering the many different textures found in traditional still lifes, animals, people, plants and flowers, and landscapes.
- Step-by-Step Exercises: Includes additional drawing projects, such as a teddy bear, landscape, horse, floral still life, portrait of a girl, and fruit and wine.
Throughout the book, artists Ken Goldman, William F. Powell, Diane Cardaci, and Carol Rosinski offer practical and easy-to-understand
drawing techniques and art principles.
The journey through Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts
is not about making perfect drawings; it’s about making each drawing better than the one before it, while having a great time.
The books in the Step-by-Step Studio series
are project driven and introduce beginning artists to the fundamental tools and techniques of their chosen medium. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals.