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  • simple techniques for

    drawing landscapes,

    people and objects

    Grant Fuller

  • Contents

    Introductionpage 6

    Materialspage 8

    Chapter 1

    Basic Line Workpage 14

    Chapter 2

    Proportionpage 22

    Chapter 3

    Perspectivepage 36

    Chapter 4

    Objectspage 58

    Chapter 5

    Landscapespage 72

    Chapter 6

    Peoplepage 86

    Chapter 7

    Exploring Mediumspage 112

    Conclusionpage 122

    Indexpage 126

    StartSketchingandDrawingNow by Grant Fuller

  • 1Rough Out a Sketch and Arrange Values Rough out a linear sketch with an HB pencil. Think about how you want to arrange the values.

    2Apply Tone Once you have decided on how to break the design into light and dark, apply the tone with a graphite stick. Use a 2B pencil for the finer dark areas.

    This sketch is a plan for a painting, so it is important to give some consideration to the background. It is not necessary to have an elaborate surrounding but introducing a location helps to explain the circumstance of the model. Should the model be standing, sitting or reclining? Should it be posed or candid? These ideas can be explored in a sketch.

    Lets Draw PeopleAdd Accessories for Drama

    Glasses, sunglasses and hats can add a certain drama to a portrait. Keep in mind, how-ever, that achieving a good result with these accessories can be just as challenging as drawing eyes. So do not think you are avoiding trouble with props like hats and glasses.

    StartSketchingandDrawingNow by Grant Fuller

  • 3Add a Background Make the background and surroundings as abstract as possible; dont add too many details. Focus on the impact of dramatic lighting rather than adding objects that would be distracting.

    4Finish Arranging Values Create an attention-getting arrangement of light and dark. Think in terms of three values, keeping it loose and simple.

  • 1 Establish the Vanishing Point Sketch your vanishing point with an HB pencil. It is not necessary to draw the horizon line because it will be obscured by other elements of the cityscape. The key lines are the top of the wall on the right and the sidewalk.

    This will be a one-point perspective drawing from the street level. Use an HB pencil. Switch to a 2B wooden pencil for applying the tone later.

    2Add Doorways and Windows Sketch in the doorways and windows. Many of these should not be much wider than a pencil line. The store fronts should look compressed when viewed from an extreme angle. Keep the pencil on the paper as long as possible and use a fluid motion on shapes that are not rigid structures.

    Sketching in One-Point Perspective

    StartSketchingandDrawingNow by Grant Fuller

  • 3 Add Cars, Tone and Cast Shadows It is important to have some reference photos of objects you may want to include in a drawing, because it is difficult to draw complicated objects from memory. In this case, youll need some photos of cars taken from the same angle as the street. When you get this far, start to add tone to the shadow side of the cars. Add the cast shadows and a light tone to the front of the stores. Go over the tone with a 2B pencil in order to smooth the texture in the shadow areas. It is easier to get a feel for the final product when the drawing starts to take on a three-dimensional look.

  • ISBN 13 . . . . . . . . 978-1-4403-0929-8 ISBN 10 . . . . . . . . . . 1-4403-0929-9 UPC . . . . . . . . . . . .0 .35313 .65134 .2EAN . . . . . . . . . . . 9 .781440 .309298SRN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Y0774

    Category . . . . . . . Art .Technique/Drawing .Price . . . . . . . . .US .$22 99, .CAN .$25 99Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 25"w .x10 875"hPage .count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paperback

    Publication .month . . . . . . . .October .2011Word .count . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,000# .of .color .illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . .40# .of .b/w .illustrations . . . . . . . . . . .360Interior .color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4c

    400 illustrations make learning how to sketch and draw, fast and simple

    Packed with proven, hands-on exercises and step-by-step demonstrations

    Materials available at any retailerfrom pencils to paper making it easy to immediately start making art

    Drawing beginner books consistently sell well

    Authors book WatercolorAtoZhas been successful, selling more than 10,000 copies since 2008

    About the AuthorGrant Fuller began his career as a commercial artist and later as an art director in broadcast production. In 1984, he began painting and teaching watercolor full time, and travels frequently to teach work-shops at the request of various art groups. He runs workshops and courses throughout the United States and Canada, as well as other locations such as the United Kingdom. His subjects range from build-ings and boats to figures and portraits.

    Grants paintings have won several jurors awards and have been featured in magazines and newspapers at local and international levels. He has had numerous one-man shows and participated in various group shows.

    This is the second of Grants books published by North Light. His painting instruction book titled WatercolorAtoZ was published in 2008.

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