Renowned watercolor artist, Terry Harrison, shares his expert advice and no-nonsense tips and techniques for producing effective, lively studies of water in this book for beginner artists that allocates just 30 minutes to a painting. The guide presents quick exercises for painting water in all its moods and variations, including ripples, reflections, puddles, streams, breaking waves, choppy water, surf, riverbeds, and much more. There are then 10 step-by-step demonstrations that can be produced in half an hour: a misty lake, a track with puddles, a ford, a waterfall, a lazy river, a stormy sea, cliffs, fishing from a boat, a sunset estuary, and a fishing boat. Encouraging spontaneity and liveliness, this brisk approach demystifies the painting process and quickly builds skills and confidence in amateur artists.
Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others.
Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you.
All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles!
AWARDS: Silver medal, 2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards