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Art Handbooks: Drawing Trees

Art Handbooks

By (author) Denis John-Naylor
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Mar 2014
Dimensions: w 134mm h 214mm d 6mm
Weight: 140g
ISBN-10: 1844489795
ISBN-13: 9781844489794
Barcode No: 9781844489794
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Denis John-Naylor creates wonderful drawings of trees and their leaves and seeds. Here he describes the techniques he uses, such as shaping the pencil end to make the right mark, building up a pattern of lights and darks, sketching in pencil or ballpoint pen, measuring angles and proportions, impressing grooves and lifting out tone with a putty eraser. Four demonstrations show how to use these techniques to create tree drawings, from a detailed study of oak leaves to a huge sequoia. Previously published as Step by Step Leisure Arts: Drawing Trees 978 1 903975 82 4

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The author creates wonderful drawings of trees, leaves and seeds. Here he describes the techniques used such as shaping the pencil end to make the right mark, building up a pattern of lights and darks, sketching in pencil or ballpoint pen, measuring angles and proportions, impressing grooves and lifting out tone with a putty eraser. Four demonstrations show how to use these techniques to create tree drawings, from a detailed study of ask leaves to a huge sequola * Cake Craft & Decoration * September 2014



In this slim guide, John-Naylor (How To Draw Flowers & Trees in Simple Steps) demonstrates how to implement various pencil and ballpoint-pen techniques to render trees, leaves, and seeds realistically and in fine detail. After short discussions of materials, basic principles, and getting started, readers can follow the author's step-by-step exercises to produce their own drawings. Tree selections include poplar, oak, sequoia, and birch, with instructions for drawing them from close-up or within wider landscape views. A few of the author's unusual pencil technique tips are included. VERDICT This accessible guide is appropriate for artists of all skill levels. * Library Journal, USA *