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Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  416 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The how-to handbook that exactly explains and illustrates the step-by-step processes for drawing complete, succesful landscapes and seascapes and teaches the fundamentals of good composition as well as the separate picture elements. This guide combines the simplest kind of scenery sketching with the most complex renderings to give every artist, beginner or professional, es ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 22nd 1988 by Tarcherperigee (first published 1972)
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Void lon iXaarii
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
I went through the following states reading it: excitement-intrigued-bored-annoyed-bored-slightly interested. I came at it with the excitement of it hopefully helping me improving my environmental concept art. I initially found it's talk of composition and eye guiding interesting, but based on my expectations (which were based on it's summary) I was then disappointed at how long it dragged on with compositions and abstractions. I was expecting practical knowledge and observations about mountains ...more
Robert Waterman
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I used to have this book. I'm glad this reminded me of it and that it is still available.
Courtney
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 - fabulous info, but the writing style was academese.
Jojo Bananas
Sep 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to learn pencil drawing
Excellent book. Not only good techniques for drawing what you see, but also teaches you how to create mountains, trees, rocks, etc that don't look contrived. And the best part is the simple, but very effective lessons on composition. They are worth the price alone. Hurray for opposable thumbs!!
Tyson
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
An instructional book on drawing landscapes. It covers alot of the basics of good composition and gives nice tips on how to draw different objects with a regular pencil and paper.

Good for both experienced artists and students.
Malia
Jun 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
Somewhat different, but may get some perspective you haven't seen before
Huda AbuKhoti
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Beautiful book! Just beautiful, and it helped me a lot in my Drawing II course
Houssam Moughrabi
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Complete guide for artist to start learning about Landscape . ..containing a helpful review of basic forms rendering . ..
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Very helpful!
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