Observational Sketching : Hone Your Artistic Skills by Learning How to Observe and Sketch Everyday Objects, Paperback / softback Book

Observational Sketching : Hone Your Artistic Skills by Learning How to Observe and Sketch Everyday Objects Paperback / softback

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Learn to draw by sketching what surrounds you everyday.

In Observational Sketching, author Mariko Higaki-an ISDA Gold Award-winning industrial designer based in Japan-teaches you how to practice and learn to sketch by using well-established observational techniques. Perspective, proportion, lines, shapes, shading, and many other techniques can be learned through everyday practice and observation of the items you come in contact with everyday, from a backpack to your sunglasses.

This book addresses how to approach sketching a range of shapes and materials and how to disassemble each object to accurately capture its unique design elements.

Inspiration and examples from the author and other well-known artists accompany a variety of projects that you can try right away and skill-building projects that will strengthen your talent.

Find within: An introduction to observational sketchingThe basic concepts and tools used in observational sketchingObservation techniquesIllustrated step-by-step instructions for creating observational sketches of 20 common objects, from a alarm clock to a wooden stool Hone your artistic skills with this daily sketching practice.

Whether you are an urban sketcher or an industrial designer, this books should be part of your reference collection.

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