How I Draw: Scott McKowen Sketchbooks (Hardcover)

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How I Draw: Scott McKowen Sketchbooks (Hardcover)


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Scott McKowen is one of the great illustrators of our time.
-- Milton Glaser

McKowen's mastery of line and texture, gift for arresting juxtapositions and perspectives, and fluency in drawing the human figure make for complex and breathtaking images that are at once old-fashioned and cutting edge. And he writes as crisply as he draws.
-- Booklist

For many artists, drawing is both vocation and avocation. Drawing for pleasure keeps our skills sharp and allows us to expand our horizons by trying new materials and media - to say nothing of providing countless hours of enjoyment.

Scott McKowen has enjoyed a four-decade career as an award-winning illustrator and designer known across North America. Drawing is his livelihood, but he makes a constant practice of observational drawing from life. He always travels with a sketchbook - he draws everywhere from museums, restaurants, theaters and zoos, to cities, parks and on holiday. How I Draw provides an overview of Scott's draftsmanship in various media, with insights and tips guaranteed to help anyone who shares his love of drawing. Sections in this book include:

  • Some Basics
  • Travel Sketchbooks
  • Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Life Drawing
  • Portraiture
  • Animals, Vegetables and Minerals
  • Lucid Drawing
  • Ephemera.

How I Draw is a delightful and inspiring tour through highlights of McKowen's impressive drawing portfolio.

Product Details ISBN: 9780228103660
ISBN-10: 0228103665
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English