Drawing, sketching and writing skills are beautifully presented and taught in this superbly illustrated practical encyclopedia. Packed full of expert advice, step-by-step projects and practice exercises, this book is perfect for beginners and intermediate artists and calligraphers looking to improve their skills. Divided into three sections, the book provides advice on the techniques of drawing, pastelwork and calligraphy with sample exercises to increase skill levels. The techniques are all illustrated with clear step-by-step photography. After each technique section follows a selection of inspirational projects designed to consolidate and test the newly acquired skills from the technique sections. A Practical Masterclass and Manual of Drawing & Pastels, Pencil Skills, Penmanship and Calligraphy Expert tuition on how to use pencils, pens, charcoal and pastels from livley sketches to impressive full-scale drawings and beautiful calligraphic lettering Ian Sidaway, Sarah Hoggett, Janet Mehigan & Hazel Harrison CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Authors Ian Sidaway is the author of 20 art techniques books. Sarah Hoggett is a writer and editor who specializes in practical art and photography titles. Janet Mehigan teaches calligraphy and art in Adult Education. Hazel Harrison is a practising artist, having studied at the Royal Academy School of Painting.
Biblio NotesDiscover the joy of drawing, pastels and calligraphy with this instructional encyclopedia featuring over 2000 superb colour photographs and artworks Includes a comprehensive guide to artist's materials and equipment, including monochrome and coloured pencils, charcoal, wax crayons, pastels, conte and ink The budding calligrapher will learn about tools and equipment plus the key techniques of calligrams, double point, gilding, using a computer and more Expert instruction on techniques, with practice exercises: shading and tonal work, line and wash, frottage and sgraffito, as well as fundamental principes such as perspective, composition and colour Illustrated steps guide both beginner and advanced artists through over 150 projects from leading artists and calligraphers
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