Five Minute Sketching: People

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawing

Author: Pete Scully

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436605

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Page: 128

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A comprehensive directory of sketching and drawing techniques for able and aspiring artists, 5-Minute Sketching: People will help you to dust off your sketchbook and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach will help readers to make drawing a part of their everyday lives, and to look and deconstruct figures and faces quickly. 5-Minute Sketching is the perfect way to focus your sketching energies - within five minutes it is perfectly possible to produce a great drawing. Short poses are a staple of traditional life drawing classes and the perfect way to warm up creatively. Every spread in the book features six expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing 5-minute sketches to inspire your masterpieces! Urban Sketcher Pete Scully looks first at Who to Draw, with topics such as quick direct poses, drawing the verb, capturing motion, drawing people from a distance and capturing a conversation. Next comes How to Look, with easy expert tips on perspective, foreshortening and drawing difficult features such as arms, noses and hair. Next, Useful Techniques includes advice on having fun with mark-making, contour drawing, crosshatching, and scribbling, amongst others topics. Finally, explore the Tools and Materials section of the book, with easy-to-use advice on pencils, pens, color washes and digital techniques. Get set and sketch!

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.

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."--

5-Minute Sketching -- Architecture

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Author: Liz Steel

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770857575

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The next craze, after coloring books, is sketching.

5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings

Author: Gary Geraths

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859173

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"A guide to making quick sketches of the pets and animals. The book comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits. A bite-sized approach for honing observational skills and loosen up creativity, quick observation and deconstruction. Contains advice on choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoal and pastels."--

Sketching People

An Urban Sketchers Manual to Drawing Figures and Faces

Author: Lynne Chapman

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438007267

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Learn how to draw all sorts of people--sitting still or on the go--in many different settings. Fledgling artists will discover the keys to conveying character, age, skin tone, street life, and more. Clearly written, fun to read, and bursting with inspirational artwork and candid advice.

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband

Author: Ron Husband

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134619367

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Quick sketching is the best technique you can use to stay finely tuned and to keep those creative juices flowing. To keep your sense of observation heightened, and to sharpen your hand-eye coordination, an animator needs to constantly draw and sketch. Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all these components, and how to do it in a matter of seconds. On top of instruction and advice, you’ll also see Ron’s portfolio of select art representing his growth as an artist throughout the years. Watch his drawings as he grows from a young, talented artist, to a true Disney animator. Follow him as he goes around the world and sketches flamenco dancers, football players, bakers, joggers, lions, tigers, anyone, and anything. As if instruction and inspiration in one place weren’t enough, you’ll find a sketchbook included, so you can flip from Ron’s techniques and work on perfecting basic shapes. Or take your book on the road, read Ron’s advice, sketch away, capture the world around you.

Watercolor

Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Watercolor Drawings

Author: Samantha Nielsen

Publisher: 5-Minute

ISBN: 9780228101147

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"5-Minute Watercolor comprises of 60 exercises for new and aspiring artists. Dust off your palatte and paint pan and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach will help readers to make watercolor painting a part of their everyday lives. Many new artists are intimidated by the prospect of trawling through very technical drawing books or having an elastic amount of time to draw, so 5-Minute Watercolor is the perfect way to focus their energies. Within five minutes it is perfectly possible to produce a great painting. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing 5-minute watercolor sketches to inspire readers who are short on time."--

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!

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.

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.

Fast Sketching Techniques

Author: David Rankin

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581800050

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Describes how to create quick, impressionistic sketches from life and how to use them in the studio.

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.

Creative Sketching Workshop

Inspiration, Tips and Exercises for Sketching on the Move

Author: Pete Scully

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845436292

Category:

Page: 176

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Learn essential urban sketching tips to help you improve your art. 20 workshops written by urban sketchers help you break out of your comfort zone and sharpen your skills with helpful tips and exercises.

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

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.

Pen & Ink Sketching

Step by Step

Author: Frank Lohan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486483592

Category: Art

Page: 130

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This clear and concise guide to pen-and-ink work presents 37 step-by-step illustrations that progress from pencil sketch to ink outline to shadows and details to completed work. Written in a direct, engaging style and richly illustrated, its drawings range from easy to complex and offer guidance for artists at every level.

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.

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.

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.