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Drawing Scenery: Seascapes and Landscapes
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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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
Sep 10, 2007 Jojo Bananas 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!!
Jack B. Hamm was an artist who is recognized both for his Christian-themed artwork and editorial cartoons, and for his books on drawing technique. He both studied and taught at the Frederic Mizen Academy of Art. As a cartoonist and comic strip letterer, he worked on the "Bugs Bunny", "Alley Oop", and "Boots and Her Buddies" comic strips before attending Baylor University to study theology. He taug ...more