Author: Virginia Hein
Publisher: Firefly Books
Release Date: 2017-09-29
"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."--
Author: Gary Geraths
Publisher: Firefly Books
Release Date: 2017-09-29
"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."--
A comprehensive directory of sketching and drawing techniques for able and aspiring artists, 5-Minute Sketching: Architecture will help you to dust off your sketchbook and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach helps make drawing a part of everyday life, making it easy to understand buildings, landmarks and skylines quickly. Don't be intimidated by the prospect of trawling through a technical drawing book, having an elastic amount of time to draw or sketching large and complex buildings! With 5-Minute Sketching it is perfectly possible to produce a great drawing in less than 5 minutes - quick sketches are the perfect way to warm up creatively and to lay the foundation for a more detailed piece. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing five-minute sketches to inspire anyone short on time. Urban Sketcher and Architect Liz Steel looks first at Chapter 1:How to See, with expert tips and topics for quickly perceiving architectural subjects, such as "Easy measuring" and "Set out the basic structure". Next comes Chapter 2: Quick on the Draw, with easy expert tips on how to draw specific subjects - such as shop fronts, bridges and churches - swiftly. Next, Chapter 3: Time-Saving Techniques which includes advice on nifty tricks for drawing quickly - such as catching the light and crosshatching for speed - and having fun with mark-making. Finally, dip into Chapter 4: Speedy Supplies, the perfect excuse to buy new, easy-to-use materials such as markers and watercolors and experiment with digital tools. Get set and sketch!
Author: James Richards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-02-04
"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.
Author: Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara
Release Date: 2017-10
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 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."--
Author: Philip Tyler
Publisher: The Crowood Press
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.
Author: Matthew Brehm
Publisher: Ilex Press
Release Date: 2017-03-09
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.
Author: Felix Scheinberger
Release Date: 2017-09-19
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: Klaus Meier-Pauken
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Architecture in art
Packed with creative exercises and practical tips, this book will help you breathe life and expression into your urban sketches. In a time when most people have a camera or smartphone to hand at all times, the question of why we sketch is ever more relevant. A sketch cannot capture a scene with perfect accuracy instead, it is about something more. We sketch to capture an impression, record a feeling, create a personal interpretation; sketching is an act of personal expression. Whether you want to sketch to capture fleeting moments, experiences or locations in time, or to record impressions that you can return to and build on later, this book will show you how. The aim of the book is to encourage you to create quick, animated drawings that are full of life and expression. Whether you are looking to discover your own sketching style, or to build on your existing knowledge, this book is packed with quick exercises to get you thinking, theory to build up your knowledge base, and beautiful artworks to inspire you. The book is divided into seven lessons: tools, colour, composition, bringing a sketch to life, urban life, landscapes and human subjects - each contains learning objectives and tips to hone your technique. Decide how strong or detailed to make your linework; when to use pencil or ink; how much colour to use, and where; how to successfully compose an image and use perspective to bring it to life; how to use contrast; how to incorporate detail; how to sketch landscapes, urban features and human subjects. It is when we bring together all these different elements of an urban scene that our sketches come to life.
'Drawing Nature' is the perfect guide for nature fanatics who love to draw and paint with watercolours. The book guides you through how to approach the treatment of a variety of plants, animals and insects using different drawing materials including lead pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and watercolours.