Sketching is the foundation of all visual artistic pursuits. Learn the art of effective sketching with tips, techniques and advice from the professionals in this inspiring yet useful handbook.
Drawing on the wealth of experience of established artists, 'Collins Artist's Sketchbook' demonstrates a wide variety of sketching methods and techniques that will guide and encourage your creativity through sketching.
The aspiring artist is encouraged to "think visually" so that observing and sketching become a natural part of life as an artist. Sharpen your powers of observation and analysis and learn different sketching techniques in a range of media from watercolours and inks, to pencils, charcoal and coloured pencils.
Discover methods for:
- Capturing the tiny details that breathe life into a sketch
- Creating a rich, visual dictionary by observing and recording the world around you
- Using your sketch as the basis for a finished work designing powerful compositions
- Sharpening your powers of observation and analysis
Over 200 illustrations from a variety of artists showcase a range of different styles for sketching landscapes, flowers, animals and figures.