You'll learn how to choose your subject wisely, plan your drawing's format and style to express your feelings, and improvise to capture the mood of the moment. You'll find out how to build depth and focus, and how to use specific techniques—such as circular shading, angular buildup, cross-hatching and blending. You'll see how to work with different materials and surfaces to create a variety of landscapes. And you'll get advice and instruction on rendering the basic elements of outdoor scenes:
■ Trees—learn how to convey the character of a maple or an oak, an apple tree or a birch without showing every leaf. Let shapes tell the story.
■ Clouds—Maltzman introduces you to some cloud formations that will add strength and beauty to your compositions.
■ Snow—learn how to use a snowy landscape to create interesting, abstract shapes with fields, trees, houses and winding roads.
■ Plus barns, grass, rocks, water, stone walls, ponds and more.
You'll see how to go beyond photographic imitation to create original, powerful art...drawn for the love of drawing, inspired by the beauty of nature.
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