Sketching People

An Urban Sketcher's Manual to Drawing Figures and Faces

Author: Lynne Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782213857

Category: Drawing

Page: 128

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Drawing people out in the world is exciting; there is an immediacy and honesty to the art you create, and each sketch contains a host of memories, not just of the individuals captured on the paper, but of the place and the moment in time that the sketch occupied. But it can also be a challenge: how do you spot people who are likely to stay still for you and how do you draw movement, for those occasions when they don't! This book provides straight-forward, practical help to give beginner sketchers the confidence and ability to draw all sorts of people in a variety of situations.

Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes

Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location

Author: Gabriel Campanario

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627882057

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Award-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch. In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.

Urban Watercolor Sketching

A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770435246

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.

Freehand Drawing and Discovery

Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers

Author: James Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118232100

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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"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.

Dare to Sketch

A Guide to Drawing on the Go

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399579567

Category: Art

Page: 160

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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.

Urban Sketching

The Complete Guide to Techniques

Author: Thomas Thorspecken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857621290

Category: City and town life in art

Page: 128

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This book is a guide to how to sketch the world around you, for anyone who wants to know how to draw the exciting and ever changing events of everyday life. Discover your place in the world, one sketch at a time. Content includes the nuts and bolts of ske

Sketch!

The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life

Author: France Belleville-Van Stone

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385346107

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Drawing activities, art instruction, and advice for artists and non-artists alike. Urban sketching--the process of drawing on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. It's also a practical necessity for creatively minded people in a busy world. In this aspirational guide, self-taught French artist France Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a ritual of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. She offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. Belleville Van-Stone learned how to draw through her own daily practice and knows first-hand how hard it is to find time to incorporate creativity into a busy life. She encourages and teaches us how to do it with advice and guidance such as: · An A-to-Z list of daily sketch prompts, from airports to bananas, faces to hands, meetings and workplaces · Tips on what drawing supplies you can and should have--and how to carry them around · Sections on accepting mistakes, drawing with limited resources, and redefining completion · Plusses and minuses of going digital, including apps, styluses, and brushes For those of us who dream of drawing in the minutes between school and work, bathtime and bedtime, and waking and walking out the door, the practical advice in Sketch! is a revelation. By sharing her own creative process, Belleville-Van Stone Sketch inspires artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sketching People

Faces and Figures

Author: Giovanni Civardi

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844486830

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Through numerous examples of his exquisite work, globally renowned artist Giovanni Civardi shares his expertise in drawing in this comprehensive series. These generously illustrated guides will appeal to those who prefer to learn through visual reference and are suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists seeking guidance and inspiration from this respected artist and author. His concise, clearly written explanations of each subject?including materials, equipment, and practical considerations?augment and illuminate the drawings. In this guide the artist focuses on the human form, utilizing a broad range of subjects?young and old, male and female, clothed and unclothed?in a variety of postures, from formal poses to everyday poise during activities such as reading, shopping, and sleeping. An expansive section is devoted to the drawing of heads and faces, and the book ends with a tutorial on drawing statues?an ideal way to learn how to draw the human form.

The Urban Sketcher

Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location

Author: Marc Taro Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440334719

Category: Art

Page: 142

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Presents advice for creating urban sketches, discussing the best pens, pencils, papers, and sketchbooks, various drawing techniques for urban subjects and landscapes, and detailed instructions for applying watercolor to a sketch.

Sketch Your World

Drawing Techniques for Great Results on the Go

Author: James Hobbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435141

Category: Drawing

Page: 176

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Combining a winning formula of practical instruction and creative inspiration, Sketch your World examines a range of techniques for capturing great sketches on the go, covering topics such as how to improve observation skills, sketch moving subjects and c

Sketch Now, Think Later

Jump Right Into Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Author: Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593447

Category: Art

Page: 112

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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!

The Art of Urban Sketching

Drawing On Location Around The World

Author: Gabriel Campanario

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610581962

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity. You'll find more than 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, as well as artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, The Art of Urban Sketching offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective

Easy Techniques for Mastering Perspective Drawing on Location

Author: Stephanie Bower

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631591924

Category: Art

Page: 112

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A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: - Basic Terms - Basic Spatial Principles - Types of Perspective - Building a Sketch in Layers - Special Conditions

5-Minute Sketching -- Landscapes

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Author: Virginia Hein

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859180

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"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."--

How to Sketch Plants

Tips and Techniques for Fast, Fun, Freehand Drawing

Author: Matthew Pagett

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631590450

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Learn to sketch trees and plants quickly and precisely with this book and sketch pad set! How to Sketch Plants provides everything a complete beginner needs to know in order to produce expressive, stylish sketches quickly and accurately. It's a combination pack of step-by-step instruction in a highly-illustrated book and a sketchpad to help you start each sketch or drawing--and complete it!--following the instructions in the book. Beautiful art, inspiration and technique will make a dedicated drawing enthusiast out of anyone who picks up this set. Each chapter in the instructional book covers a key area of sketching, such as perspective, tone, and light, with an emphasis on recording subjects with speed and precision. In case you want to branch out into digital drawing, sketching techniques for a digital tablet are covered, too.

5-Minute Sketching -- People

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Author: Pete Scully

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770857582

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The next craze, after coloring books, is sketching.

Tea Roses

Old Roses for Warm Gardens

Author: Lynne Chapman,Noelene Drage,Di Durston

Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781877058677

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Teas -- once almost forgotten -- are now being acclaimed as superb roses for warm gardens. Bred for a century or so from 1820, they were descended mainly from Chinese garden hybrids introduced into Europe in the early nineteenth century. Teas brought characteristics that had not been seen before in European roses. These included an intriguing multi-layered fragrance; a new range of colours; a higher-centred flower shape; gently nodding heads; and a bushy, twiggy growth habit. Even more importantly, the Teas whose ancestors came from temperate to subtropical areas of China bloomed almost continuously in favourable conditions and did not need a dormant period. The authors aim to bring together the observations and knowledge they have accumulated about the Teas and to tell something of their past history. Full details are given of roses currently being sold as Teas in Australia, as well as some Tea-like found roses. Descriptions are first-hand and not just a repetition of what has been said before. They authors grow most of the Teas known in Australia, and these are a large proportion of those commercially available elsewhere. Consequently, the information given about them will be relevant wherever these roses are grown.

Archisketcher

Author: Apple Press, Limited,Simone Ridyard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845436285

Category:

Page: N.A

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The urban sketcher’s ultimate guide to drawing buildings! Whether it’s a suburban street scene or a vast city skyline, learn all the skills you need to improve your sketches and capture the essence of your surroundings wherever you are – from seaside ports to bustling urban markets. With Archisketcher as your guide, not only will you develop your understanding of perspective, colour theory and composition, but you can also learn all about important architectural features and styles. Features inspirational artwork from 40 international urban sketchers Includes insights and tips for sketching everything from architectural monuments, like La Sagrada Familia, to everyday urban street scenes in English suburbia Highlights five major architectural landmarks and shows you how other sketchers have approached and interpreted these icons, inspiring you to have a go yourself! Learn to identify common architectural features such as doric columns, buttresses and rose windows No matter where you choose to sketch, Archisketcher can help inspire your creativity and improve your urban sketching skills.

Sketching 365

Tips and Techniques to Build Your Confidence and Skills Daily

Author: Katherine Tyrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435561

Category: Drawing

Page: 176

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Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels. Based on ‘a tip a day’ being one of the most effective ways for artists to tackle new techniques and approaches, the book’s clear, straightforward advice helps beginners to gain in confidence as they build their skills. A far cry from other dry, run-of-the-mill art instruction books, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching uses concise, easy-to-follow text to engage readers and guide them through each different technique, covering everything from how to hold a pencil to how to achieve depth and balance composition, as well as tips for tackling specific subjects such as how to draw people or landscapes. Handy cross-references are also peppered across every page, helping to direct readers toward other relevant tips elsewhere in the book. Throughout the book, tips and advice are accompanied by artwork from a range of exciting contemporary artists, showcasing a wide variety of different media—including pencils, pen and ink, and charcoal—and inspiring readers to try and achieve similar results for themselves.