A guide to core drawing and painting techniques. It helps to explore the essential techniques that the author has developed, from the key line and brush strokes that form the basis of her art to essential advice on observation, composition, lighting and adding colour to your work.
Here is the ultimate guide to core drawing and painting techniques, brought to you by renowned artist, author and teacher, Trudy Friend. Explore the essential techniques that Trudy has developed over the years, from the key line and brush strokes that form the basis of her art to essential advice on observation, composition, lighting and adding colour to your work. Each technique is clearly explained with annotated exercises and step demonstrations, and additional problem and solution spreads allow you to see how to correct your mistakes at a glance. Follow the indispensable advice for beginners and improvers to develop your own style and produce great representational art with confidence.
Introduction; Media; Other Materials; PART ONE: For beginners; Getting started; The eight basic strokes; Using your senses; Working with lines and shapes; Adding tone and texture; The basic limited palette; Basic problems Step demonstrations; PART TWO: Develop your own style; Learning to look; Working from memory; Thinking your way into a subject; How to simplify; Working with detail; Using photographs and guidelines; Working with light and contrasts; Choosing your medium; Exploring colour; Using art cards; Development problems Step demonstrations.