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Look Closer, Draw Better: Expert Techniques for Realistic Drawing

Kateri Ewing

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Rockport Publishers Inc.
04 March 2019
Art & Architecture; Drawing & drawings; Painting & art manuals
Look Closer, Draw Better is a step-by-step technique book based on observational drawing by a noted American artist and author-written for advanced beginners and up, offering techniques in graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash.

Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work.

Look Closer, Draw Better will help you reach your goals with projects that explore graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash, emphasizing techniques that Kateri Ewing has refined over years of practice and teaching. Ewing teaches by training your eye to see subjects clearly in contour, line, and shadow, while you learn to make marks with tools that are expressive of what we really see. Her focus is on nature-birds, flowers, and plants that can be closely observed. Discover the techniques for capturing the delicacy of feathers, the natural blemishes on a piece of fruit, the veins and velvety texture of a leaf-all the tiny details that enhance the realistic quality of a drawing. Ewing takes you carefully through every step.

Let Look Closer, Draw Better inspire and transform your artistic eye.
By:   Kateri Ewing
Imprint:   Rockport Publishers Inc.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781631596223
ISBN 10:   1631596225
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   04 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kateri Ewing is an artist in residence and teacher in New York. Through her studio teaching and online Craftsy classes, she has introduced thousands of students to drawing in her realistic, nature-centered style. Her artwork has also won numerous awards in both local and national exhibitions. She uses her blog posts and her three class platforms on craftsy.com to interact with her students, daily.

Reviews for Look Closer, Draw Better: Expert Techniques for Realistic Drawing

With her lyrical artwork of natural subjects, Ewing presents lessons in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and watercolor. * Artists Magazine * Look Closer, Draw Better will help aspiring artists to reach their personal and professional goals with projects that explore graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash... A comprehensive, profusely illustrated, and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide, Look Closer, Draw Better is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and art school instructional reference collections. * Midwest Book Review *


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