Learn the fundamental tools and techniques of drawing with Walter Foster Publishing’s Step-by-Step Studio! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals.
Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts and Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects (both publishing March 2, 2021) are project driven and introduce beginning artists to the fundamental tools and techniques of their chosen medium. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals. Featuring in-depth instruction, these are the perfect guides for beginning or intermediate artists. After an introduction to basic materials and techniques, four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and step-by-step demonstrations and illustrate important concepts.
A complete guide to rendering flowers, landscapes, and animals
Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Life like Subjects teaches beginning artists how to create realistic, detailed drawings in graphite pencil.
Featuring in-depth instruction on basic drawing techniques, creating texture, developing likeness, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects is the perfect guide for you as a beginning or intermediate artist. After an introduction to basic materials and pencil techniques, four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and step-by-step demonstrations that help create detailed, lifelike drawings of your chosen subjects, including animals, flowers, and landscapes. Learn to create texture and likeness using basic pencil techniques, understanding perspective, exploring light and shadow, developing values, and more.
- Dogs & Puppies: From a soulful Basset Hound puppy to a full-grown German Shepherd, learn to draw your chosen breed step by step.
- Flowers & Botanicals: Explains basic flower anatomy and how to render detailed still lifes and florals using basic pencil techniques to convey light and shadow.
- Beautiful Landscapes: See the world through the eyes of an artist as you recreate coastal scenes, warm cottages, and pastoral landscapes.
- Lifelike Animals: Capture the essence of your favorite wild animals, including elephants, tigers, lions, wolves, and more.
A complete guide to essential drawing techniques and fundamentals
Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts offers the fundamental information beginning artists need to kick off their creative pursuits in graphite pencil.
Featuring in-depth instruction on composition, value, creating textures, using and manipulating photo references, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts is the perfect guide for you as a beginning or intermediate artist. After an introduction to art tools and materials and very basic techniques, four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and helpful demonstrations that illustrate important art concepts and techniques. You will also find an impressive and varied selection of step-by-step projects to re-create, including still lifes, flowers, animals, landscapes, and portraits in the four sections.
- Values: Covers shapes, form, the light source, how to create depth, and the elements of design.
- Dynamic Compositions: Discusses viewpoint, the golden mean, symmetry and asymmetry, focal points, landscapes, and negative space.
- Realistic Textures: Focuses on rendering the many different textures found in traditional still lifes, animals, people, plants and flowers, and landscapes.
- Step-by-Step Exercises: Includes additional drawing projects, such as a teddy bear, landscape, horse, floral still life, portrait of a girl, and fruit and wine.
Throughout the book, artists Ken Goldman, William F. Powell, Diane Cardaci, and Carol Rosinski offer practical and easy-to-understand drawing techniques and art principles. The journey through Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts is not about making perfect drawings; it’s about making each drawing better than the one before it, while having a great time.
Mastering the human form for portraiture is one of the most challenging subjects for a beginning artist to learn. Packed with practical instructions, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, the comprehensive, The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners (Walter Foster Publishing / November 3, 2020 / US $21.99) is your essential resource for learning to draw the human form and poses with ease.
The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners features instruction for learning how to render the head, body, and extremities using very basic shapes, as well as drawing mannequins placed in a variety of configurations. The book’s informative, easy-to-follow content covers figure drawing essentials, including:
- An overview of basic anatomy
- Natural variations in shape, texture, and proportion
- Helpful techniques for rendering humans in single and group poses
- Information for working with the tools of the trade.
Whether you are a beginning artist, art enthusiast, or serious fine art student, The Art of Figure Drawing for Beginners is a must-have reference.
The Collector’s Series offers approachable, step-by-step art instruction for a variety of mediums and subjects, such as drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolor, cartooning, calligraphy, and more. Perfect for beginning artists, each title features artist tips for drawing or painting anything and everything from people, animals, and still life to flowers, trees, and landscapes.
THE ART OF FIGURE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
By Gecko Keck
On-Sale Date: November 3, 2020
$21.99 US · $28.99 CAN · 144 pages · Paperback
Walter Foster, an imprint of The Quarto Group
About the author
Better known by his pen name, Gecko Keck is a stalwart on the German creative scene. As early as 1989, he founded an agency for caricatures and illustrations and got to know about production as a graphic designer. He has been a freelancer again since 1993, and has created over 5000 design drawings and over 300 models for the popular Kinder surprise eggs.
Hone your artistic skills with creative tips and accessible advice, providing both practical information and inspiration in our new Just Draw series!
Just Draw Botanicals and Just Draw Fineliner Art present collections of dozens of beautiful images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration. Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.
Just Draw Botanicals
Beautiful Botanical Art, Contemporary Artists, Modern Materials
Just Draw Botanicals presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration. Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. Advice covers composition, colour, painting techniques and tips for working with plants. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.
About the author:
Helen birch is an art tutor and blogger and has been an art lecturer at several institutions across the UK. She is the author of the highly popular drawdrawdraw blog. Her books include Freehand: Sketching Tips and Tricks, Just Add Watercolour and Drawn From Life
Just Draw Fineliner Art
Incredible Illustrations Crafted With Fineliner Pens
Just Draw Fineliner Art presents a collection of more than 85 beautiful blackwork images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration. Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. Learn about stippling and hatching to produce immensely detailed drawings. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.
About the author:
Liam Carver is a self-taught artist and illustrator from the south coast of England. His work focuses on minimal monochrome inkwork widely inspired by nature, shapes and the outside world.
Art and nature mindfully combine in Meditative Stone Art, publishing this April from Rock Point! Alleviate stress, foster creativity, and commune with nature while creating beautiful art with Meditative Stone Art.
Let artist Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango guide you on a meditative art journey, for beginner and expert crafters alike, as she shares her unique and elegant designs for decorating stones. Meditative Stone Art includes 44 illustrated step-by-step projects—21 calming mandala designs and 23 nature-inspired designs, including:
- Single-color mandalas
- Multicolor mandalas
Chock-full of beautiful photography and easy-to-follow instructions to get your designs just right, along with drawing tutorials and information about gathering the perfect stones, tools and supplies, and art techniques, Meditative Stone Art will have you feeling inspired, focused, and relaxed in no time.
Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango is the author of Rock Point’s Meditative Mandala Stones kit and is a self-taught illustrator-crafter from Bogota, Colombia, who now calls New Zealand home. She likes to draw, paint, and embroider. In 2001, she became interested in mandalas and started drawing them and learning more about their history, psychology, and symbolism. Since 2011, she has combined her love of mandalas with painting beautiful stones she has collected.
Modern Colored Pencil (Walter Foster Publishing / November 5, 2019 / US $19.99) delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book, which is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium.
The Modern series offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, success can be achieved by any artist or creative type. Modern Colored Pencil begins with a brief introduction to various tools, such as colored pencils, graphite pencils, watercolor pencils, papers, and other tools. This handy book also demonstrates often-complicated concepts, such as color mixing, shading, texture, and more, in an easy, approachable manner. Once you have a handle on the basics, explore how to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and create various marks and textures.
From beautiful florals and nature motifs to animals and everyday items, Modern Colored Pencil provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to create vivid artwork in colored pencil.
MODERN COLORED PENCIL
By Chelsea Ward
On-Sale Date: November 5, 2019
$19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 128 pages · Paperback
Walter Foster, an imprint of The Quarto Group
Chelsea Ward is an art teacher and maker of one-of-a-kind creations. Chelsea currently manages her small business, Sketchy Notions, and an Etsy shop of custom treasures; teaches art lessons through Arts Outreach; co-hosts Bellissima Art Retreats with Gypsy Studios in Tuscany; and is the head chalk scribbler with Chalk by Chels. She is also the artist behind Cursive Cursing, a line of swear-word greeting cards. Her work has been featured in Elite Wedding Collection and The Knot, among other publications. Chelsea is the author of Modern Drawing and Your Year in Art. She lives in Los Olivos, California. www.chelseawardart.com