Modern Drawing A contemporary exploration of drawing and illustration

Modern Drawing by Chelsea Ward

A contemporary exploration of drawing and illustration

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633224926
Publisher: Walter Foster
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The Modern series from Walter Foster Publishing offers a fun, fresh approach to working with traditional art media. This isn’t a dry instruction manual; it’s a contemporary guide filled with instruction, encouragement, and tips.

Modern Drawing shows artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists how to use basic drawing principles and techniques to create fresh, expressive pieces of art. You’ll enjoy a dynamic, easy-to-follow exploration of drawing mediums and tools as you work through creative exercises and projects. Aspiring pencil artists and illustrators will also learn how to “see” a subject and render a personal yet modern interpretation of their observations on paper.

From expressive architecture and landscapes to nature motifs, animals, and people, Modern Drawing provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to draw.

Chelsea Ward is an art teacher and maker of one-of-a-kind creations. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in studio art, she has been a Jane of all trades. She currently juggles her small business Sketchy Notions, an Etsy shop of custom treasures; teaching art lessons through Arts Outreach; co-hosting Bellissima Art Retreats with Gypsy Studios in Tuscany; and her role as the head chalk scribbler with Chalk by Chels. She is also the artist behind Cursive Cursing, a line of swear word greeting cards.

Chelsea has worked with a variety of clients, including Santa Barbara Popcorn Company, Solvang Coffee Company, and J Ludlow Vineyard. Her work has been featured by magazines Elite Wedding Collection and The Knot, among others. Chelsea is the author of Modern Drawing and Your Year in Art. She lives in Los Olivos, California. Learn more at

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633224926
Illustrations: 250 color images
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222.25 mm x 296.42 mm