5 Minute Sketching Landscapes

Author: Virginia Hein
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770859187
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Art

"A comprehensive guide to quick sketching of landscapes. 5 Minute Sketching-Landscapes is about drawing what you see, mostly in settings away from the "modern world." It's especially appropriate for travelers. There are 60 exercises for new and aspiring artists which can be done in any number of locations and as often as desired. All will help to hone skills, increase speed, and help to promote a daily drawing routine. Sketchers will learn how look at a scene and deconstruct its elements quickly - for example, see natural features as colored geometric shapes; locate the source of light; divide the scene into planes (e.g., close, mid, far) for accurate perspective and color values; and note landmarks that support their observations. Readers will build an instinctive focus that pays off in speed and results. Experienced artists will refresh their skills, eliminate bad habits, and discover new ways of seeing. Landscapes, of course, feature color, and this is covered in some detail and with expert guidance throughout the book. There is advice on the types of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoals, and pastels."--

5 Minute Sketching Animals and Pets

Author: Gary Geraths
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770859179
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Art

"A guide to making quick sketches of the pets and animals. The book comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits. A bite-sized approach for honing observational skills and loosen up creativity, quick observation and deconstruction. Contains advice on choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoal and pastels."--

Freehand Drawing and Discovery

Author: James Richards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118232101
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Genre: Architecture

"The things we learn about our environment when we draw on location help us as we imagine, draw, and design the future." —Francis D.K. Ching While computer-aided design has changed the way designers explore and communicate their visions, freehand drawing remains an essential skill for capturing a flow of visual ideas and developing them on the spot. Freehand Drawing & Discovery takes an updated and practical approach to using hand sketching in a digital world, employing a "both/and" philosophy that shows you how to rapidly capture ideas with hand sketching that can then be further explored and refined using digital tools. Created by an urban designer and blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers, this resource-rich, user-friendly guide provides step-by-step instruction on drawing tools and techniques. It offers practical suggestions on how to use freehand sketching skills in conjunction with digital tools on real-world projects. Freehand Drawing & Discovery: Crosses disciplinary boundaries, from architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture to the widely diverse Urban Sketching community Covers sketching tools and techniques, location sketching, concept sketching, and digital sketching Includes nearly 300 full-color drawings, including contributions by Michael Vergason, Kevin Sloan, Christine Ten Eyck, Luis Ruiz, Gabriel Campanario, Liz Steel, Kim Perry, Bob Hopewell, and a special contribution on digital design sketching by Robert Chipman Features access to video tutorials in which the author demonstrates techniques for creating sketches from your imagination, sketching on location, sketching on a digital tablet, and painting with watercolors Freehand Drawing & Discovery is a must-have handbook for students and professionals in urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture. It is also a rewarding resource for general artists, sketchers, and anyone interested in the Urban Sketching phenomenon.

Zen of Drawing

Author: Peter Parr
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849943499
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Genre: Art

Zen of Drawing inspires you to pick up a pen, pencil or an iPad and start drawing what you see with a 'zen' approach. Author Peter Parr has spent his career in animation successfully teaching people to draw and encouraging students to nurture their skills through observational drawing. He advocates a fresh way of looking closely at your subject and enlisting an emotional response, in order to fully appreciate the nature of what you are about to draw. You will learn that whatever you are drawing, it is essential not only to copy its outline but also to ask yourself: is it soft, smooth or rough to the touch? How heavy is it? Is it fragile or solid? Then, having grasped the fundamental characteristics, or zen, of the object, make corresponding marks on the paper - crisp textures, a dense wash, a scratchy or floating line. The chapters cover: keeping a sketchbook; tools (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and iPad); perspective; line and volume; tone and texture; structure and weight; movement and rhythm; energy, balance and composition.

Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

Author: Matthew Brehm
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781574959
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Art

This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series. Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.

Drawing and Painting the Landscape

Author: Philip Tyler
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785003257
Release Date: 2017-10-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Capturing the landscape on paper requires the artist to look - to look deep into the distance and deep into the soul. This practical book celebrates the genre of landscape painting - the wonder of discovering the extraordinary in the everyday scene. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the materials, techniques and approaches needed to paint the landscape, and offers advice on how to portray space, light, atmosphere and different weather conditions. Supported by the words and images of other notable artists, he explains how to transfer one's emotional response to the landscape onto paper or canvas. There are exercises to support the 50 lessons in the book and over 300 colour images illustrate the text.

Drawing Outdoors

Author: Henry C. Pitz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143989
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Art

How to draw every major outdoor subject — land, greenery, skies, buildings, people, cities, and more — in all major drawing media. Many examples from the masters. Over 100 illustrations.

Dare to Sketch

Author: Felix Scheinberger
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780399579561
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Art

An inspirational, instructional, and visually stimulating guide to sketching and drawing. Dare to Sketch is filled with practical tips about which materials to use, a variety of subject matter ranging from easy to more challenging, and wisdom about overcoming creative blocks and fear of making mistakes. A whimsical beginner's guide to sketching, covering all of the important basics: what kind of notebook to buy, what drawing materials to use, ideas for subject matter, and daily exercises. Includes inviting, inspirational, and idiosyncratic tips (don't start on the first page of your sketchbook!), Dare to Sketch is gorgeously illustrated with the author's unique and contemporary art style.


Author: Samantha Nielsen
Publisher: 5-Minute
ISBN: 022810114X
Release Date: 2018-09-21
Genre: Art

"5-Minute Watercolor comprises of 60 exercises for new and aspiring artists. Dust off your palatte and paint pan and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach will help readers to make watercolor painting a part of their everyday lives. Many new artists are intimidated by the prospect of trawling through very technical drawing books or having an elastic amount of time to draw, so 5-Minute Watercolor is the perfect way to focus their energies. Within five minutes it is perfectly possible to produce a great painting. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing 5-minute watercolor sketches to inspire readers who are short on time."--

Sketch Now Think Later

Author: Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara
ISBN: 9781631593444
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Art

Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life. Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!

5 Minute Sketching People

Author: Pete Scully
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770857583
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Art

The next craze, after coloring books, is sketching.

You Can Draw in Thirty Days

Author: Mark Kistler
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459617308
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Drawing

From public television’s favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method.

Sketching the Countryside

Author: Frank Lohan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486478876
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Art

Both experienced and aspiring artists can benefit from this practical guide, which shows how to portray rustic settings from rural England to the American Southwest. Recalling the style of Eric Sloane, more than 400 detailed illustrations trace the steps from composition drawings to final sketches. Includes fundamentals for drawing trees, rocks, buildings, mountains, lakes, and other scenic elements.

Pen Ink Sketching

Author: Frank Lohan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486483597
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Art

This clear and concise guide to pen-and-ink work presents 37 step-by-step illustrations that progress from pencil sketch to ink outline to shadows and details to completed work. Written in a direct, engaging style and richly illustrated, its drawings range from easy to complex and offer guidance for artists at every level.