Landscape Sketching in Pen and Ink: With Notes on Architectural Subjects (Dover Art Instruction) (Paperback)

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Although geared toward professional artists, this accessible approach to landscape sketching will also appeal to amateurs. English artist Donald Maxwell's entertaining and straightforward attitude begins with the basics: We will draw a brick. Anybody can draw a brick.
Following introductions to perspective, light and shade, and composition, Maxwell proceeds to demonstrate how to direct a picture's focus, and he discusses the challenges of ink as a medium. His observations are complemented and enhanced with illustrative examples of boatyards, bridges, churches, and country farms from throughout Great Britain that date from the early twentieth century. A concluding gallery features a bonus collection of twenty-five images by Frank Brangwyn, Joseph Pennell, Otto Fischer, and other contemporary masters of pen-and-ink landscapes. Specially added for this edition is a new Foreword written by Sonja Rozman and Gasper Habjanič, two landscape architects with a passion for drawing.

About the Author

The work of English author Donald Maxwell (1877-1936) combined his interests in travel, writing, and creating art. He provided written content as well as illustrations to The Yachting Monthly, The Graphic, and the Church Times. Author of over 30 books, Maxwell excelled at travel writing, particularly on sights in the south of England. His sketchbooks document his many trips, and he has achieved a solid reputation for his charming renderings of specific locations, both in ink and watercolor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486834283
ISBN-10: 048683428X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: April 17th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Dover Art Instruction