Look Closer, Draw Better

Expert Techniques for Realistic Drawing

Look Closer, Draw Better
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631596223
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Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums.

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.

The author

Kateri Ewing is an artist in residence and teacher at the Roycroft Art Center in East Aurora, New York. Through her studio teaching and online Craftsy classes, she has introduced thousands of students to drawing in her realistic, nature-centered style. Kateri created three of the top art classes for craftsy.com—Luminous Watercolor Mixing; See Better, Draw Better; and Start-up Library: Watercolors—which have been among the top performers since their launch dates in 2016 and 2017. Craftsy has released all three of Kateri's classes on DVD and her latest watercolor class through The Great Courses. Her class on The Great Courses has become a bestseller. Kateri is the author of Look Closer, Draw Better and writes a regular feature on the craftsy.com art blog. For her artistic and writing endeavors, she was honored with the 2012 Mary and Gil Stott Award at Roycroft. 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. She lives in western New York. Her website is kateriewing.com.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631596223
Illustrations: 180 color illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm
Published:

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