Sunday 22 April 2018

Book Review: Modern Drawing by Chelsea Ward

Title: Modern Drawing
Chelsea Ward
Quarto Publishing - Walter Foster

Publication Date: 5 June 2018
eBook - PDF
ARC via NetGalley


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.

Modern Drawing is a fun and well presented introductory text. It looks at all aspects of drawing, including media choices and technique, and incorporates everything from still life to landscape to portraiture. With such a broad spectrum, it naturally only skims the surface in each topic, but it is still an excellent starting point for those new to art who are looking to dabble in different areas before they discover their niche. The book is beautifully laid out, with a perfect balance between text and illustration, and it would be an excellent addition to the library of any budding artist. 4.5 stars.

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