Tim Fisher gives a masterclass in perspective drawing, from one-point, two-point and multiple point right through to curvilinear perspective. Tim Fisher shows how to create convincing perspective in all aspects of drawing, from facial features to boats, stairways, reflections and domes. There is a section on common perspective mistakes to identify and avoid.
Artists of all levels will find much to inspire them in this detailed and practical guide. Margaret Eggleton takes us through easy to follow drawing stages, and includes advice on looking at the flower not the paper while drawing, as well as shading, petal shapes, leave, stems and more.
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
A description of the entire process of recreating animals in three dimensions, from the initial gathering of information to the completion of museum-standard models. The author uses non-technical language to explain all the background needed for a basic understanding of the subject. He examines: the anatomy of tetrapods (four-limbed animals, including birds, mammals and reptiles); the skeletons, joints, muscles, ligaments and organs; the parts which determine the outward shape; how to obtain information from photographs and other sources; the methodological construction of working drawings, which enable accurate results to be obtained; and how to use the drawings to make the model using profile gauges, armatures and maquettes. Five drawing projects are described in detail - a frog, tortoise, pigeon, cat and elephant.
Drawing, sketching and writing skills are beautifully presented and taught in this superbly illustrated practical encyclopedia. Packed full of expert advice, step-by-step projects and practice exercises, this book is perfect for beginners and intermediate artists and calligraphers looking to improve their skills. Divided into three sections, the book provides professional advice on the techniques of drawing, pastelwork and calligraphy with sample exercises to increase skill levels. There are also 12 classic calligraphic alphabets included with a useful 'common mistakes' section to assist the novice calligrapher. The techniques are all illustrated with clear step-by-step photography and are packed full of useful tips to improve skills. Artists will learn how to see things as simple shapes, try out different ways of shading, practice blending colours with soft pastels, understand perspective and composition among many other techniques. Calligraphers will study brush lettering, embossing, resists, gilding, how to form classic letter shapes and much more. After each technique section follows a wonderful selection of more than 85 inspirational projects specially created by leading artists and calligraphers and designed to consolidate and test the newly acquired skills from the technique sections. Artists can choose from a range of subjects including landscapes, still lifes, people, animals, buildings, and trees and flowers. From a simple study of trees in winter and a Mediterranean seascape to an ornate Venetian building and delicate Autumn leaves there is something here for every artist. Calligraphers will be delighted with the range of projects for all occasions including invitations, headed paper, gift boxes, greetings cards, poems and much more. With its authoritative text, clear step-by-step guidance and more than 1700 super colour photographs and artworks this book is a practical teaching course of the highest quality and is the perfect starter manual for beginners, as well as a stimulating sourcebook of ideas for more experienced artists and calligraphers.
Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.