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Beginner's Guide to Sketching - OUT OF PRINT!

Beginner's Guide to Sketching - OUT OF PRINT!

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From gesture drawing and finding simple shapes to mastering line quality and shading, Beginner’s Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts is a fantastic companion that will teach you to sketch confidently while helping you improve the way you design. Your journey will begin with a look at drawing materials and techniques, before moving on to essential warm-up exercises to help you become familiar with the fundamental basics. Four master projects by seasoned professional artists will then take you from concept to final illustration, walking you step by step through poses, designs, and costumes before culminating in a final scene. Featured artists include Justin Gerard, Brun Croes, and Sylwia Bomba.

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Embark on a sketching journey with the inspirational Beginner's Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts.

From gesture drawing and finding simple shapes to mastering line quality and shading, Beginner's Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts is a fantastic companion that will teach you to sketch confidently while helping you improve the way you design. Your journey will begin with a look at drawing materials and techniques, before moving on to essential warm-up exercises to help you become familiar with the fundamental basics. Four master projects by seasoned professional artists will then take you from concept to final illustration, walking you step by step through poses, designs, and costumes before culminating in a final scene. Featured artists include Justin Gerard, Brun Croes, and Sylwia Bomba.

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Softback 208 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-909414-23-5

Contents and contributors


INTRODUCTION


GETTING STARTED

Get to know your materials and tools

Learn fundamental techniques

Time to warm up


SKETCHING IN COLOR

QUICK TIPS

DRAWING PROJECTS

Sketching an alien slave

Drawing a group of alien creatures

Designing an environment

Creating a friendly witch

Creating a guardian beast

Illustrating a scene

Designing the prey

Creating a creature concept

Composing a scene

Crafting a jolly character

Crafting jungle creatures

Bringing it all together


Featured Artists

Sylwia Bomba

Rovina Cai

Brun Croes

Justin Gerard

Marisa Lewis

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall

Reiko Murakami

Leonardo Sala

Tiffany Turrill

Eva Widermann

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Endorsements

Beginner’s Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts is filled to the brim with beautiful work, along with excellent insights into the creations from the artists themselves. Each piece of work offers a varied and exciting peek into the personal process of each contributor. A gorgeous book”
Charlie Bowater
Illustrator & Atomhawk Concept Artist

“Learning to sketch is absolutely crucial when becoming an artist, and Beginner’s Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring the wonderful world of old-school graphite. Filled to the brim with useful insights, quick tips and tutorials, this title is well worth checking out!”
Bram “Boco” Sels
Freelance illustrator

“The artists within have an approach to conceptualizing that is thoughtful and expertly crafted. Their strong drawing abilities and talent for visual storytelling enable them to create imagery that captures their subjects and the world they inhabit. Follow their techniques to build stronger compositions and design stunning characters and creatures of your own”
Jeff Miracola
Fantasy artist

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