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    Contents

    Introduction

    page 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

    Conclusion

    page 122

    Index

    page 126

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    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 ina sketch.

    Lets Draw People

    Add 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.

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    Add a Background

    Make the background and

    surroundings as abstract aspossible; 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.

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    1Establish 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 usea fluid motion on shapes that are not

    rigid structures.

    Sketching in One-Point Perspective

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    3Add 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.

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    ISBN 13. . . . . . . . 978-1-4403-0929-8

    ISBN 10. . . . . . . . . . 1-4403-0929-9

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    400 illustrations make learning

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    Packed with proven, hands-on

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    Materials available at any

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    Drawing beginner books

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    Authors book Watercolor A to Z

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    than 10,000 copies since 2008

    About the Author

    Grant 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 Watercolor A to Zwas published in 2008.

    an imprint of F+W Media, inc.

    Start Sketching and Drawing Nowby Grant Fuller

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