Zen of Drawing

Zen of Drawing

Book - 2015
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Zen of Drawing inspires you to pick up a pen, pencil or an iPad and start drawing what you see with a 'zen' approach.

Author Peter Parr has spent his career in animation successfully teaching people to draw and encouraging students to nurture their skills through observational drawing. He advocates a fresh way of looking closely at your subject and enlisting an emotional response, in order to fully appreciate the nature of what you are about to draw.

You will learn that whatever you are drawing, it is essential not only to copy its outline but also to ask yourself: is it soft, smooth or rough to the touch? How heavy is it? Is it fragile or solid? Then, having grasped the fundamental characteristics, or zen, of the object, make corresponding marks on the paper - crisp textures, a dense wash, a scratchy or floating line.

The chapters cover: keeping a sketchbook; tools (pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and iPad); perspective; line and volume; tone and texture; structure and weight; movement and rhythm; energy, balance and composition.

Publisher: London : Batsford, 2015
ISBN: 9781849941945
1849941947
Branch Call Number: 741.2 P246Z 2015
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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Mar 04, 2018

Inspiring and practical advice and techniques. Good overview of effects and appropriate usage of various tools.

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