Sketch (Learn to Paint) (Paperback)

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Sketch (Learn to Paint) (Paperback)


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This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is one of the four top-selling titles in the Learn to Paint series, and provides an ideal introduction to this essential skill.

Sketching is a vital artistic skill and painters of all standards need to be able to sketch. In this book Alwyn Crawshaw looks at all aspects of sketching on location, explaining how to use sketches either as works of art in their own right or as reference for later drawings or paintings.

Contents include:

  • advice on sketching materials and equipment
  • using pencil, charcoal, cont pencil, pen & ink and watercolour
  • guidance on perspective
  • help with design and composition
  • sketching in colour

In addition, there are numerous practical exercises and several step-by-step demonstrations to encourage readers to put their new skills into practice.

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 20 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 7 successful TV series on Channel 4 as well as many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of several art societies. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.
Product Details ISBN: 9780008342173
ISBN-10: 0008342172
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Learn to Paint