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The Still-Life Sketchbook

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  • £12.99

Gain the understanding and skills necessary to produce accomplished still-life drawings.

Master proportion, tone, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook.

Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality.

Take inspiration from the words and drawings of 20 leading still-life artists, including the fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781575345
  • Publication date: 12 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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