Perspective for the Beginning Artist

More than 40 techniques for understanding the principles of perspective

Walter Foster Creative Team
AUD $26.99
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Using step-by-step instructions and basic lessons of depth and distance, Perspective for the Beginning Artist introduces aspiring artists to perspective drawing in a simple, approachable way.

For an artist, the first step toward creating a realistic drawing is learning how to see a subject. Perspective is an essential tool for artists of every medium, helping to transfer the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional canvas. Beginning with a basic overview of how perspective works, Perspective for the Beginning Artist introduces aspiring artists to the differences between one-, two-, and three-point perspective, as well as methods of how to measure and divide areas of a subject or scene proportionally. Using basic lessons of depth and distance, artists can practice their own perspective drawings with step-by-step instructions for still life, architecture, and landscapes and apply their newfound knowledge to create realistic and proportionate artwork in any medium. In addition, the book covers mastering perspective using the most common beginning drawing tools, including graphite pencil, charcoal, pastels and ink.

Author bio:

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Category: Drawing
ISBN: 9781633220690
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Pub Date: March 2016
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Drawing & drawings