Sketching Techniques for Artists: In-Studio and Plein-Air Methods for Drawing and Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes, Architecture, Faces and Figures, and More (Paperback)

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Learn dynamic sketching and watercolor techniques for creating cityscapes, landscapes, figures and faces, still lifes, and more, enhancing the story you want to tell with form, line, and color.

Discover incredible methods and tips for creating dramatic street scenes and vivid landscapes, and capturing dynamic figures and graphic architectural details. Artist Alex Hillkurtz—a top Hollywood storyboard artist, international workshop instructor, and Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society—presents fundamental concepts of sketching with pencil and pen for a number of popular genres. Discover simple ways to jot down spontaneous ideas in pencil, capture rough details in ink, and add watercolor for extra depth and interest.

Make sketching more enjoyable by adopting innovative techniques that will make a difference in your practice, and your artwork. No matter your experience or skill level, you’ll benefit from learning:
  • Compositions that draw the eye
  • How to avoid common sketching mistakes
  • Ways to create light and shadow to define shapes and add interest
  • Successful ways to use negative space
  • The importance of perspective in creating depth
  • Easy color washes that create drama

Get started today, and fill your sketchbooks with unique drawings and paintings you will be proud of.

The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
 

About the Author


Alex Hillkurtz was born in England and grew up in California, where he works as a renowned storyboard artist for feature films, television, and commercials. His film credits include ArgoAlmost FamousIt’s ComplicatedVanilla Sky, and many others. He uses the language of cinema to inform his images, moving beyond what one sees, and depicting what he wants others to see.
 
Alex has taught sketching, plein air, and watercolor workshops in Germany, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, France, the UK, and the US. His artwork, which has earned him Signature status in the National Watercolor Society as a Master artist, has been exhibited at L'Entrée des Artistes in Paris, Matite en Viaggio in Venice, and MiArs in Milan. He believes that in our too-crowded lives, sketching and plein air painting invite us to move at a more deliberate pace to discover a true sense of place, and in the process, unexpected stories are revealed. Alex currently lives in Paris with his film editor wife, Tiffany, and enjoys discovering the hidden corners of the city that sketching and plein air painting allow.

Praise For…


"An ideal DIY instructional combination of textbook, guide and 'how to' manual, exceptionally 'user friendly' in organization and presentation making it especially and unreservedly recommended ."Midwest Book Review

"Emphasizes the power of storytelling through drawings, with plentiful tips and suggestions on how to capture mood, energy and narrative."Artists Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781631599231
ISBN-10: 1631599232
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication Date: February 9th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: For Artists

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