Collins Artist's Sketchbook by Lucy Watson
Sketching is the foundation of all visual artistic pursuits. Learn the art of effective sketching with tips, techniques and advice from the professionals in this handbook. "Collins Artist's Sketchbook" demonstrates a wide variety of sketching methods and techniques to guide and encourage your creativity through sketching. The aspiring artist is encouraged to "think visually" so that observing and sketching become a natural part of life as an artist. The book encourages the reader to sharpen their powers of observation and analysis and learn different sketching techniques in a range of media from watercolours and inks, to pencils, charcoal and coloured pencils. It explains methods for: capturing the tiny details that breathe life into a sketch; creating a rich, visual dictionary by observing and recording the world around you; using your sketch as the basis for a finished work; and designing powerful compositions. Over 200 illustrations from a variety of artists showcase a range of different styles for sketching landscapes, flowers, animals and figures.