Drawing and painting well is every artist's dream, whether professional or amateur, but this requires a strong grasp of theory, an understanding of the tricks of the trade, and guided practice. These guides offer each of those fundamentals through step-by-step exercises, drawings of specific cases that tend to cause the most difficulties, and models to paint that include steps from professional artists. Also included in each are guidelines on watercolor paper that provide a reference and a jumping-off point for the creation of unique compositions and interpretations.
A city is a microcosm in which there are clashes of everything from the traditional and the modern to nature and human creations, providing rich fodder for an artist to contemplate and interpret. This instructional guide reveals secrets and techniques for using synthesis and depth in urban views, for using volume and color in market scenes, and for creating the perspectives of streets and avenues. Also included are tricks for accurately portraying old town quarters, skyscrapers, vehicles, and crowds.