Artists looking to build up their skills and produce accomplished artworks will find this comprehensive drawing reference invaluable. Barrington Barber looks at the key areas – still life, figures, landscape and portraits – and demonstrates the specific skills needed for each type of subject matter. His easy-to-follow approach makes him an ideal tutor for beginners as well as those who can already draw competently.
Starting with the basics of drawing, the book moves on to deal with more challenging areas such as figures in action, symbolism in portraits and imaginary landscapes.
Artists will learn how to:
Portray the tactile qualities of objects
Capture dynamic figure poses
Frame a landscape to best effect
Create a portrait step by step