Learn how to illustrate a variety of landscapes, from coastal vistas and rolling hills to skylines and summer meadows, in this updated new edition. One of the most popular subjects for artists, landscapes are a constant source of inspiration, making us want to convey their beauty, atmosphere and meanings. This practical book offers budding artists the chance to learn from experienced art tutors, and master the skills needed to draw and paint the world around them. An understanding of the various natural forms is key to successful landscape art. Expert tutorials provide this knowledge, from which readers can go on to work through the step-by-step projects. The stages of each project are fully explained, so that students can follow along and learn the methods artists use to observe and capture a vista on paper or canvas. The projects use a range of painting and drawing materials so readers can try their hand at drawing a rocky canyon in soft pastels, painting a French vineyard in watercolours, or tackling a stormy sky in acrylics. By trying out and learning from these varied projects, amateur artists will soon be able to produce their own studies of natural landscapes. This book helps you learn to produce beautiful compositions in oils, acrylics, gouache, waterpaints, pencils and charcoal. Tutorials and projects are accompanied by galleries of professional art, offering insight into how various artistic techniques are employed. The book is illustrated with more than 800 photographs, making it easy to achieve great results. It will give every art student the confidence to express their personal vision and artistic style.
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Date of Publication: 27/01/2020