For the artist, street scenes make dramatic subjects, teeming with interest. Artist John Marsh offers ideas for choosing materials, keeping a sketchbook, drawing people quickly, and working swiftly and unnoticed. See what elements make street scenes fascinating, from landmarks to storefronts to signs. Try techniques for perspective; tone, light and shade; drawing architectural forms; and composition. Bonus: hints on the seasons, times of day, and changing light and atmosphere.
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John Marsh has been teaching art and design in colleges for many years. Throughout a busy career he has accumulated an impressive collection of sketchbooks, taking every opportunity to escape the daily pressures of life to find satisfaction in sketching.From Library Journal:
These two entries in Cassell's rather uneven series of books on sketching are both aimed at the hobbyist. Each covers the basics of black-and-white drawing and provides tips for capturing atmosphere and movement. Marsh, a professor of art and design, offers a practical but uninspired manual illustrated largely with English street scenes. NorringtonAwho has had a varied career as a successful illustrator, a designer of stamps for the Royal Mail, and creative director for advertising agenciesAmanages to pack a surprising number of solid, engagingly described exercises into just 48 pages. However, his boats are set mostly in English harbors. Students looking for the very different details of North American harbors will want to refer to Rachel Rubin Wolf's Painting Ships, Shores & the Sea (LJ 11/15/97).
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Book Description Cassell Illustrated, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0304351644
Book Description Cassell Illustrated, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110304351644