Art Class: The Complete Book of Drawing Nature: How to Create Your Own Artwork (Paperback)
This full-color drawing book guides readers through the many aspects of the natural world, written by internationally bestselling practical art author Barrington Barber.Presented in a useful lay-flat landscape format, this essential reference guide includes accessible step-by-step drawing projects starting with a close observation of plants and flowers, before exploring the possibilities of still lifes that can be made in the comfort of your own home. Other subjects include:
- Outdoor elements, including tress, rocks, water and sky
- Animals, from crabs to tigers
- Landscapes and their composition Whether you are drawing in a garden, a park or the open countryside, you will find it extremely rewarding to create a record of where you have been and a feel greater connection to the natural world. With clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques, this is the ultimate guide to nature drawing. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus' Art Class books are a curated series of instructional art and craft titles designed to inspire artists of all levels, from beginner to professional. Stunningly presented in full color, and in a highly usable landscape format, these comprehensive books are packed with all the ideas, inspirations, step-by-step projects, and techniques you'll need to master the subject covered.
Barrington Barber was educated at Hampton Grammar School and later Twickenham Art School for which he received a National Diploma of Design. He then practised as an illustrator (Saxon Artist) and Graphic Designer, was Art Director at Ogilvie & Mather and S.H. Bensons, and was a lecturer in Graphic Design at Ealing Art School. Other credits include freelance work, designer, illustrator, animator and painter at Augustine Studios. He was awarded a one man exhibition in 2000 at St. Oswald Studios, and also exhibited in Putney in 2003 and Cork Street in 2004. He was Head of Art at St James's Independent Schools. He now paints, draws, writes about art, and enjoys sports, walking, philosophy and meditation.