Look up the series in the categories link below and you’ll see how much I like these books. Imaginatively produced and well illustrated, they offer a great deal of information in a compact space and earlier volumes have sold in, well, volume.
Now that the media titles have been disposed of, the editors are moving to subjects and this new title offers a huge variety of images and techniques and covers pretty well all the drawing media in both black, tone and colour.
None of the titles in the series follows exactly the same format inside, rather following what’s suitable for the matter in hand. Here, you start with a section on media and marks, essential for the beginner, but maybe one to skip through for the more experienced artist. The bulk of the book is then taken up with a series of techniques and tutorials that introduce shapes, tonal values, colour, perspective and so on. Just about every type of landscape (including townscapes) and landscape feature is covered and there are more in the gallery section and the very handy photo gallery that provides real-life images for your own interpretation (another neat and original touch).
Search Press 2008