Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art.
This profusely illustrated book teaches serious beginners the fundamental skills of graphic design as an introduction to their formal study in fine art, illustration, computer game design, interior design, animation, and virtually all other avenues in the visual arts.
The author advises on setting up a proper workspace and assembling the needed materials — everything from sketch pads and paints to affordable computer software. The chapters that follow present themes and related projects to instruct readers in the basics of line art, understanding color and tone, using color media, texture, spatial relationships, perspective, and relating elements of a composition.
More than 200 color illustrations demonstrate art principles and practical techniques, showing students how to apply what they are learning in a wide range of media.
Author — Valerie Colston.
Paperback. 128 pages.