Pencil Drawing: Project Book For Beginners

by Eugene Metcalf, Michael Butkus, William Powell

Walter Foster Publishing | January 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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''The age-old art of drawing is one of the most important foundations of all the visual arts-and it's also a relaxing and enjoyable pastime! This book offers a simple, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of sketching-from starting with basic shapes to rendering accurate still lifes, landscapes, animals, and portraits. You will learn techniques used to render various textures, including glass, metal, foliage, and fur. Even if your only experience with a pencil is writing with one, you're still perfectly capable of executing these easy-to-follow basics. Everyone who wants to practice and perfect their drawing skills will find this project book created by Walter Foster Publishing and Reeves to be a valuable tool.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.33 × 3.35 × 0.1 in

Published: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1560107391

ISBN - 13: 9781560107392

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Pencil Drawing: Project Book For Beginners

by Eugene Metcalf, Michael Butkus, William Powell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.33 × 3.35 × 0.1 in

Published: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1560107391

ISBN - 13: 9781560107392

About the Book

'The age-old art of drawing is one of the most important foundations of all the visual arts--and it's also a relaxing and enjoyable pastime! This book offers a simple, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of sketching--from starting with basic shapes to rendering accurate still lifes, landscapes, animals, and portraits. You will learn techniques used to render various textures, including glass, metal, foliage, and fur. Even if your only experience with a pencil is writing with one, you're still perfectly capable of executing these easy-to-follow basics. Everyone who wants to practice and perfect their drawing skills will find this project book created by Walter Foster Publishing and Reeves to be a valuable tool.

From the Publisher

''The age-old art of drawing is one of the most important foundations of all the visual arts-and it's also a relaxing and enjoyable pastime! This book offers a simple, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of sketching-from starting with basic shapes to rendering accurate still lifes, landscapes, animals, and portraits. You will learn techniques used to render various textures, including glass, metal, foliage, and fur. Even if your only experience with a pencil is writing with one, you're still perfectly capable of executing these easy-to-follow basics. Everyone who wants to practice and perfect their drawing skills will find this project book created by Walter Foster Publishing and Reeves to be a valuable tool.

About the Author

Mia Tavonatti is an artist with a variety of interests, including a strong passion for painting and drawing. She moved from Michigan to California to attend art school at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her BFA and MFA in illustration. She has also studied painting abroad, and she loves to spend her summers painting in Greece. Mia has exhibited her work extensively, both in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and her work can be seen on more than 45 book covers and in several magazines. In addition to her illustrative work, she has created a number of murals and commissions for restaurants, private residences, and corporations. She teaches illustration and painting and the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach and currently resides in Costa Mesa, California. Recognized as one of America's foremost colorists, William F. Powell has taught art classes and workshops for 35 years in various art media. Today he is an extremely popular author, and he attracts more admirers each year with the numerous titles he has produced for Walter Foster Publishing, including Color Mixing Recipes , which he originally conceptualized, designed, and illustrated himself. Michael Butkus was trained at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has taught illustration and rendering techniques, along with character design and visual development,
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