Sketch (Collins Learn to Paint Series)

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9780007182978: Sketch (Collins Learn to Paint Series)

This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by popular TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw, it is one of the four top-selling titles in the Learn to Paint series, and provides an ideal introduction to this essential skill. Sketching is a vital artistic skill and painters of all standards need to be able to sketch. In this book Alwyn Crawshaw looks at all aspects of sketching on location, explaining how to use sketches either as works of art in their own right or as reference for later drawings or paintings. Contents include: * advice on sketching materials and equipment * using pencil, charcoal, conte pencil, pen & ink and watercolour * guidance on perspective * help with design and composition * sketching in colour In addition, there are numerous practical exercises and several step-by-step demonstrations to encourage readers to put their new skills into practice.

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Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 20 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 7 successful TV series on Channel 4 as well as many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of several art societies. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.

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Successful painter, author and teacher, Alwyn Crawshaw is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Watercolour Society, and the Society of Equestrian Artists. He is also President of the National Acrylic Painters Association and is listed in the current edition of Who's Who in Art. Alwyn lives in Dawlish, Devon with his wife June, where they have their own gallery.

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