Let Claudia Nice teach you the beautiful art of pen and ink drawing. You'll find complete instructions and detailed demonstrations for crosshatching, stippling, texture and value contrasts, as well as the use of contour, parallel and scribble lines. All of these techniques are illustrated throughout with the author's striking artwork.
You'll find chapters detailing: Houses and Buildings: using freehand and architectural styles, learn to detail barns, houses and cityscapes. Animals: draw realistic animals by focusing on anatomy, facial features and hair texture. Birds: learn to draw lifelike feathers, eyes, bills and feet. The Plant Kingdom: learn to sketch plants, flowers, leaves and trees - from an individual flower to an entire forest. Faces and Figures: sketch realistic, dynamic figures and capture varying moods. Waterscapes: capture the reflections of a quiet brook and the spray of crashing surf.After discussing the basics of the medium - maintaining the pen, ink and paper and seven simple strokes used in this medium - Claudia Nice teaches artists how to create powerful sketches of the earth and skies, waterscapes, houses and buildings, animals, birds, and faces and figures.The only complete guide - for all types and levels of artists - on sketching from life in pen and ink, written by a master of the subject and presented in easy-to-follow, step-by-step fashion. Claudia Nice teaches artists how to create powerful sketches of plants, skies, waterscapes, houses & buildings, animals, birds, faces & figures and more after discussing the basics of the medium from maintaining the pen, ink and paper to the seven simple strokes used. All subjects are illustrated by her beautiful sketches, showing artists what beauty can be achieved with just a pen and a bottle of ink. Claudia is a multi-media artist, but prefers pen, ink and watercolor when working in the field. She has been an art consultant and instructor, has authored 15 art instruction books and travels across North America conducting workshops, seminars and demonstrations at schools, clubs, shops and trade shows. She has recently opened her own teaching studio near Mt. Hook, Oregon.Learn to create powerful sketches of plants, skies, waterscapes, animals, faces, figures and more! The only complete guide to sketching from life in pen and ink for artists of any skill level.Packed with Claudia Nice's classic, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction, this book teaches artists how to create powerful sketches of plants, skies, water-scapes, buildings, animals, birds, faces, figures and more! It's the only complete guide to sketching from life in pen and ink for artists of any skill level. Nice reviews the basics of working in pen and ink, including the seven simple strokes every artist has to know. Her beautiful sketches illustrate each lesson, showing artists exactly what can be achieved with just a pen and a bottle of ink.
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